Closing out April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, sex-health educator Amy Lang is partnering with Shepherd’s Counseling Services on Capitol Hill to teach kids how to be safe from sexual abuse.

Reports show that 10 percent of child sexual-abuse victims were abused by a stranger, with one in 10 girls and boys sexually abused before age 18. 

Lang, of Birds + Bees + Kids, will answer questions such as: As children develop and explore their sexuality, what’s to be expected and what’s a red flag? What can we be alert to in adult behavior that may be risky to children, and what can we do about it if we’re concerned?

Shepherd’s Counseling Services executive director Janice Palm, a therapist for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, will join Lang for a question-and-answer session. 

The class will take place on Wednesday, April 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 N.W. 77th St.). Register at; all registration fees will benefit Shepherd’s Counseling Services to provide specialized therapy for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.