As a community, we have a duty of care to teach children their rights in regards to their body. So many survivors of child sexual abuse say-if only they had known what to do. An educated child will know that it is wrong and they will know who to tell and keep telling until they are believed.
As part of our April outreach, 607 2nd and 3rd grade students across Montezuma County learned about body safety in a standards-based health curriculum. Perhaps you have seen some of the pinwheels gardens popping up around town at our local elementary schools.
- Each classroom received pinwheel kits;
- 5 Rules To Teach Your Child About Body Safety Bookmark;
- Feeling Safe and Secure info coloring sheet;
- safety network worksheet;
- It’s OK to Tell! Coloring Book for each student;
- Two books for the classroom: Some Secrets Should Never be Kept and No Means No!; and
- Two posters: My Early Warning Signs and My Body Safety Rules;
- Each teacher received a pinwheel pen and t-shirt and
- $100 for completing the activity
We had several sponsors who helped us pay for this project, but we have come up a little short in covering all of the expenses. Would you like to be a part of this amazing educational opportunity that is empowering children in body safety education?
Consider donating $10.00 in honor of a child who is precious to you or in honor of someone that helped make your childhood great. Feel free to share your story with us so we can share it with others.
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