Personal Safety & Community Awareness Program


PSCA provides primary abuse prevention education to children from preschool through high school covering a variety of topics. From The Touching Rule, anti-bullying, and internet safety to Social Emotional lessons including conflict resolution, stress management, and self-esteem- just to name a few!

PSCA educators train teachers, childcare professionals and other adults who work with children on How to Recognize and Report Child Abuse. Parenting workshops are also facilitated on a variety of topics including How to Talk To Your Child About Personal Safety and Positive Parenting.

The overall goal is to cultivate an environment where children are empowered, adults are informed, and our community is safer for children and families to thrive.

Since 1992, PSCA has been providing this essential child abuse prevention education to children, families and professionals. This year, our prevention team is celebrating 30 years of hard work and dedication to children in the Suncoast!

To learn more about PSCA or to book a FREE prevention education workshop, please contact Program Director Michelle McSwain at or call 941-365-1277 Ext. 106.


To report child abuse or neglect contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at:


Child Protection Center, Inc.

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
Fax: 941-953-7181

North Port Office

5600 Peace River Road
 North Port, FL 34287
To Contact Supervised Visitation
Phone: 941-423-1921

Arcadia Office

222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 941-365-1277