Educational Curriculum for Children:

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P.S. Happy Bear (K-2)

P.S. Happy Bear provides an introduction to personal
safety. The unit includes an interactive play, Happy
Bear and activities to introduce basic concepts including
welcome and unwelcome touches, private parts,
resistance skills, personal space and telling an adult.
Children who participate in P.S. Happy Bear will be
able to:

  • Recognize welcome and unwelcome touches.
  • Learn basic resistance skills (say “NO” and move away)
  • Identify trusted adults to report unwelcome touches, even when told to
    keep a secret (secrets vs. surprises)

Internet Safety (7-12)

CACDC partners with local Child Abuse Detectives to
present Internet Safety to students. This program
focuses on safety topics regarding social media,
exploitation, bullying, right to report and how to
report abuse.

Think First & Stay Safe (3-6)

An evidence based curriculum designed for 3rd through 6th grade. It provides students with specific personal safety knowledge by the way of interactive classroom lessons, activities and PowerPoint presentations. The program reinforces personal and digital boundaries and emphasizes that bullying and sexual abuse are against the law. It hones instincts and critical thinking skills, helps children identify trusted adults and assures them that bullying and abuse are never a targeted child’s fault. Students learn that they can play an important role in keeping their bodies safe. Think First & Stay SafeTM program aligns with recommendations in the guidelines for personal safety programs established by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), as well as National Health Education Standards.

A parent presentation is always available for each grade. Happy Bear especially uses parent involvement!