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Youth Workshops and Resources

Our comprehensive youth workshops are designed to provide children and young people with developmentally appropriate strategies to help keep them safe. With different curricula for students in Grades K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12, these workshops ensure that all children are fully-equipped with information and tools they can use to protect themselves and know what to do if they, or someone they know, is being sexually abused, harassed, bullied or exploited.

E-mail the Training Institute to learn more or request a workshop.

Safe Touches© (K-3rd Grade)

  • Safe Touches is an evidence-based, interactive, age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention program designed to educate and empower children in kindergarten through third grade. The classroom-based workshop is 45-minutes long, highly interactive and fun. Specially trained facilitators use puppets to teach children important body safety concepts that can help keep them safe from child sexual abuse. Children learn the difference between safe and not safe touches, the private parts of the body, and safety tools they can use if they ever receive a not safe touch or feel unsafe.

    Safe Touches is available in New York City to be delivered in-person or virtually, in English or in Spanish. An adapted curriculum for children with autism and similar disabilities is being piloted in New York City special education classrooms this year.

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Child Sexual Abuse and Online Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention (4th-12th grade)

  • Child sexual abuse prevention workshops are available for children in grades 4-5th, 6-8th and 9th-12th. These 45-minute workshops are interactive and designed to provide children and youth with developmentally appropriate information and strategies to help keep them safe from grooming, abuse and exploitation, both in-person and online. We provide children with tools they can use if someone ever makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe, and what to do if they, or someone they know, is sexually abused.

Bullying and Sexual Harassment Prevention (6th-12th grade)

  • Bullying and sexual harassment prevention workshops are available for youth in grades 6-8th and 9th-12th. These 45-minute workshops use interactive activities to provide youth with information on bullying, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment. Workshops cover the differences between teasing and bullying and flirting and harassment. Youth learn how to set and communicate their boundaries, what to do if they are being bullied or harassed, and how to safely intervene and help a friend.

Healthy Relationships (8th-12th grade)

  • Healthy relationship workshops are available for youth in grades 8-12th. These 45-minute workshops use interactive activities to provide youth with information on what constitutes a healthy relationship and when relationships can become unhealthy or abusive. Youth learn about the different types of dating abuse, how to set and communicate their boundaries, how to have healthy communication within a relationship, and how to safely intervene and help a friend.

My Body Belongs to Me Workbook

  • Audience: Children (ages 5-9)

    Cost:  depending on quantity

    Available in English and Spanish.

    My Body Belongs to Me© is a fun and engaging children’s activity booklet designed to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about sexual abuse and body safety. The booklet complements The NYSPCC’s Safe Touches© workshops by reinforcing the program’s key concepts:  identifying the private parts of the body, understanding the difference between safe and non-safe touches, and knowing how to protect oneself.

    To order workbooks contact Norma-Jean Richards-Daniels, Program Coordinator at nrichards@nyspccdev.munroe.com or 212-233-5500 ext. 222

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