BY TOM DALTON
---- — SALEM — The Children’s Trust Fund, a state organization aimed at preventing child abuse, went to Wakefield this summer in the aftermath of a scandal involving a former day-care provider.
On Tuesday, the organization will run a program here called “Keeping Kids Safe,” which teaches parents how to identify and prevent child sexual abuse.
The free program is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown YMCA on Sewall Street.
The meeting will cover how to pick a child-care provider; how to teach children to protect themselves and tell someone if they are touched inappropriately; and what to do if a child discloses abuse.
The program is sponsored by state Rep. John Keenan, Sen. Joan Lovely, the city of Salem and the YMCA.
For more information, contact Keenan’s office at 617-722-2263.
Tom Dalton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.