Play it Safe!™

 

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by their 18th birthday?

 

The goal of Play it Safe!™ is to help children recognize, react to, and report dangerous situations. Play it Safe!™ is an evidence informed, research-based, and age-appropriate child sexual and physical abuse prevention program for kindergarten through middle school age students.

 

Presentations are classroom-based so that children are in a familiar environment and feel comfortable enough to interact with the trainer. Each presentation lasts approximately one hour and includes an age appropriate script followed by a 10-20 minute movie.

This curriculum is age-appropriate and grade specific with children being taught new information as they mature. It is suggested that children be exposed to the program each year to reinforce concepts and ideas in a consistent manner. Each grade level is introduced to:

  • the “safety rule” 
  • different types of touching.
  • decision-making skills
  • assertive responses

In addition, children learn that touching problems can happen with strangers, acquaintances, friends, and family members.

Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator, Julie Lehr, to schedule training or a speaker for your school, day care or community organization, or church group.