Salem to hold workshop on preventing child sexual abuse

The City of Salem will hold training on how to protect children from sexual abuse. Children’s Trust Fund, a Boston-based organization that aims to eliminate child abuse in Massachusetts, is leading the free “Keeping Kids Safe” prevention program, which will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA of the North Shore on Sewall Street.

With support from state Senator Joan Lovely and state Representative John Keenan, officials from the Children’s Trust Fund expect the event to reach full capacity, as it did when it was held in Wakefield.

The Wakefield community came together in June to learn how to prevent child sexual abuse in the aftermath charges against resident John Burbine.