Being a child advocacy center, we know firsthand that child sexual abuse happens more than any of us would like. Thankfully, we also know that abuse is preventable. That is why the Children’s Safety Center offers the Empower Me! curriculum FREE to elementary schools, after school programs, child care facilities, and any other youth-serving organizations.
Empower Me! teaches children to identify their safety net of trusted adults and encourages them to reach out to one of those adults if anyone is trying to break their safety rules. Its intent is to encourage communication between the children and the adults in their life about this important topic, just as we do with any other danger.
We want children to walk around smart, not scared. This curriculum is upbeat, positive and active. It moves away from what scares the child and moves to what action steps they can take when someone is asking them to break a safety rule.
As an agency that has been training parents, professionals and community members for 20 years, we know talking about personal safety can be done in a positive and empowering way. This program is designed to help facilitate those important conversations to keep kids safe.
To learn more or for your organization to receive this FREE training, contact Casey Atwood, CSC Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org 479.872.6183