The children learn how to make safe decisions in all kinds of difficult situations. The objective of this program is to help young children gain self-confidence and assertiveness skills to navigate the increasing independence they are given. Through story boards, role plays, and discussion, the children learn how to keep themselves healthy and safe.

Session Topics

Safety At Play focuses on avoiding danger; encourages playing in safe areas and staying close to a safe grown up; resisting peer pressure and teasing; decision making and awareness of consequences to choices; promotes responsibility for one’s own choices; and children will learn to identify their sparks.
 
Nobody Wins A Fight focuses on the right of each person to feel safe; addresses bullying and helps children analyze appropriate non-violent responses and alternatives; encourages empathy, sensitivity, and gestures of friendship; introduces the concept of hurtful touch and the right to reject it; and acknowledges the need for adult intervention in many cases.
 
Medicine…You Better Be Careful introduces the concept of drugs; demonstrates the proper use of medicines to help us get well; teaches ways of saying “NO” when offered medicine or drugs that belong to someone else; and tasting only substances that safe grownups say are safe.
 
Say No To Strangers identifies a stranger as someone you don’t know; identifies tricks a stranger might use to lure a child and what to do if approached; encourages a child to say “NO” and to draw as much attention as possible to themselves in at-risk or in dangerous situations; provides words or phrases to be used such as “NO”, “I need help”, “this person is not my parent”; and demonstrates to children how to dial 911, and clearly illustrates the importance of calling for help when in an emergency.
 
If It Feels Wrong, You’re Right addresses an unsafe and unwanted touch; communicates to children their right to refuse a touch that is uncomfortable or confusing; and gives children the comfort of believing in their own choices, identifying and trusting that “uh oh” feeling, and feeling assertive enough to tell a safe grown up.
 
Tell Someone You Trust addresses different types of secrets and surprises; the right to be listened to and believed by a safe grown up; the necessity of telling and continuing to tell if not believed; the fact that the victim is not to be blamed (it is not his/her fault); the definition of privacy; and the right that each of us have control of our own body.