SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP
In July 2010, SDCC launched a new component of our Child Empowerment Program, a sexual abuse prevention workshop titled Safe Touches: Personal Safety Training for Children. Safe Touches focuses on sexual abuse prevention for children in kindergarten through third grade.
Using colorful puppets, SDCC’s specially trained clinicians use role-play scenarios to help children recognize safe and unsafe touches, teach body safety and help children identify whom to tell if they have experienced an unsafe touch. They play an interactive role during the workshop by giving suggestions to the puppets on what they can do to keep their bodies safe, and who they can go to for help if they have been in an unsafe situation. Children are also encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns. The workshop emphasizes that if a child has been touched inappropriately, it is never the child’s fault. Each child is given a copy of “You’re in Charge!” or “Keeping my Body Safe!” An activity and coloring book to be used with their parents and designed to reinforce the messages from the workshop. These workbooks are available in both English and Spanish.
SDCC’s Safe Touches workshop has received overwhelmingly positive feedback and several elementary schools have asked us to present Safe Touches to their students. Demand for this program is constant as educating children about their bodies and teaching them how to keep safe is of vital importance.
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