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, masters-level 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.
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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Child sexual abuse prevention workshops are available for children in grades K-12th, including our evidence-based puppet program, Safe Touches, for children in K-3rd grade. 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 and abuse 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 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 and cyber-bullying, the differences between teasing and bullying, how to set and communicate their boundaries, what to do if they are being bullied, and how to safely intervene and help a friend.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Sexual harassment 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 the types of sexual harassment, the differences between flirting and harassment, how to set and communicate their boundaries, what to do if they are sexually harassed, 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 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 email@example.com or 212-233-5500 ext. 222
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