Overview of the Safe Child Program Prevention of Child Abuse Program
The Safe Child Prevention of Child Abuse Program is a comprehensive curriculum that teaches prevention of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by people known to the child; Prevention of Child Abuse and abduction by strangers; and Safety in Selfcare. Presented in age-appropriate segments for children ages 3-11, it teaches a broad base of life skills through discussion and role-play. In nearly a decade of evaluation, the Safe Child Program clearly demonstrated that it reduces children’s risk of abuse and enhances their personal safety and competence.
Parents, schools, and organizations can use all the technology at their disposal, but experience tells us that we are almost always surprised to discover perpetrators in our midst. The Safe Child Program helps you teach prevention education without diminishing the child’s sense of well-being and trust in their everyday lives. The Safe Child Program helps you accomplish this by teaching skills that are applicable in everyday life. Children are not told what child abuse is or that it might happen with someone they love and trust. Rather, they are given opportunities to practice role-playing a variety of situations, to understand the grooming process perpetrators use to engage and entrap children, to recognize red flags for at-risk situations, and to act on their own behalf until they can get adult help.