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PSCA: Education and Training

FOR KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLEAll Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program workshops are designed to introduce children to basic personal safety information and to instill self-protective skills that reduce their vulnerability to victimization, exploitation, and abuse. Each lesson consists of developmentally appropriate concepts that are consistent with current research and intended to educate and empower students.  

Parent, Professional, and Community workshops introduce participants to information vital to their fulfillment of our shared responsibility to protect children. All programs are free of charge and available for groups of any size.

To discuss training options or to  schedule your free workshops, please contact the PSCA staff by phone at 365-1277, ext. 106 or online through our CONTACT FORM. We look forward to working with you!

PSCA Workshop Curriculum - Scope & Sequence


PRESCHOOL

“Joey Learns the Touching Rule”
20 min. sexual abuse prevention workshop – introduces students to the “touching rule”

“Feelings”
20-30 min. bullying prevention workshop – introduces students to the concepts of empathy by assisting in the identification of emotions

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten – “Joey Learns the Touching Rule”
20-30 min. sexual abuse prevention workshop – introduces students to the “touching rule”

First Grade – “Sam’s Story”
30 min. sexual abuse prevention workshop - focuses on reinforcing personal safety concepts, including recognizing and responding to unsafe touching

Second Grade – How I Learned Not to be Bullied
45 min. bullying prevention workshop - teaches safe, appropriate, nonviolent responses to bullying

Third Grade – "Yes, You Can Say No"
45 min. sexual abuse prevention workshop – reinforces personal safety concepts and teaches children to recognize and report unsafe touching situations

Third Grade – "Safer, Stronger, Smarter Kids"
45 min. abduction prevention workshop – assists students in recognizing and responding effectively to child lures and unsafe situations and teaches proactive safety measures

Fourth Grade
– "I Was Just Kidding"
45 min. bullying and harassment prevention workshop – focuses on defining bullying and harassing behaviors and teaching age appropriate responses to bullying and harassment

Fifth Grade
– "Respecting Each Other"
45 min. sexual harassment prevention workshop – introduces the concept of sexual harassment and teaches effective responses to bullying and gender harassment

Internet Safety – programs available for all grade levels K-5
30-45 min. internet safety workshops -focuses on avoiding online dangers and establishing safe internet habits


MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL

Bullying / Sexual Harassment
45 min. bullying and sexual harassment prevention workshop – focuses on defining and preventing harassment and safe and appropriate responses to harassing behaviors

Personal Protection & Empowerment
45 min. abduction prevention workshop centering on identification of and response to unsafe situations and reinforcement of safety planning and protective behaviors

Break the Silence
45 min. workshop providing an overview of the types of child maltreatment, support and encouragement to report abusive situations of which the student is aware

Internet Safety
45 min. internet safety and cyber-bullying program to educate and empower students to be safer online


PARENT EDUCATION

Seminars can be tailored to fit the interests, needs, and time frame of your parent group.  Topics can include, “Internet Safety”, “Bullying”, “Family Communication”, “Talking to Your Child about Personal Safety”, and more.


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Workshops can be tailored to fit the needs of your group and the available time frame.  Topics include, but are not limited to, “Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse”, “Impact and Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse”, “Responding to a Disclosure”, “The Connections Between Animal Cruelty & Family Violence”, an overview of available CPC services, and much more.

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Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela

Child Protection Center believes that informed children are safer children. Education is empowering. Advocate for personal safety education in your child's school.

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Sarasota, Florida 34236
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