The Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA) offers a holistic approach to the prevention of child abuse by promoting greater community awareness of the issue. PSCA provides primary abuse prevention education to children from preschool through high school. The program facilitates workshops for their caregivers, childcare professionals, teachers, school board staff and the greater community. The focus is the creation of a future in which children are empowered and educated, adults are aware and equipped, and our community is a safer place for children and families.
PSCA has been providing this essential education to children, families and professionals who work with children since 1992.
In 2014, PSCA began using iPad technology to bring lessons about internet safety & bullying to students in a hands-on, interactive way!
PSCA often represents CPC at a variety of community events. From back-to-school fairs, 5K races to spring training games and more, PSCA can be found out in the community distributing safety information and spreading the word about CPC's mission & services.
PSCA's curriculum begins with lessons for preschoolers, and goes through high school aged workshops. Topics range from Sexual Abuse Prevention to Internet Safety and Anti-Bullying. Parent workshops are also facilitated on How to Talk to Your Child About Personal Safety. Educators train teachers, child care professionals and other adults who work with children on Indicators of Child Abuse and How to Make a Report.
The program is lead by Michelle McSwain, who has been with CPC since 2013 leading prevention workshops as an Educator for many years! If you would like a copy of the full curriculum listing, please contact her at MichelleB@CPCSarasota.org or 941-365-1277 Ext. 106.