Educational Programs

Our prevention and educational programs are designed and formatted with age appropriate information on child safety. They include information to teach children to RECOGNIZE, RESIST, & REPORT any abuse to designated adults who can provide assistance & support. The following information provides a brief overview of each program.

 

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten
  • Primary & Elementary
  • Middle School and Up


"No-No Baby Seal", by Sherri Patterson

This is a story about believing in oneself. The book reading is accompanied by a powerpoint presentation so the children can clearly see the illustrations. A baby harp seal puppet tags along!

"It's My Body", by Lory Freeman

A wonderful, child friendly book teaching young children that it's ok to resist uncomfortable touches. Younger Pre-K children are not quite ready to discuss this issue, but they are ready to learn how their feelings can help them make decisions about their bodies.

This book is very age appropriate. It does not discuss or show private parts and does not discuss sexual abuse of young children. A bear puppet is also used to aid with interaction with the children while the book is being read.

Rocka Billy Bear

This is the mascot of the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. He accompanies many of us to schools when we are presenting programs to children and abuse. Rocka Billy Bear helps us share the topics of safe and unsafe touches and that it is ok to say "no" when you don't feel safe. Rocka Billy Bear puts on a show of his own and dancing and music and helps the presenter emphasize points without ever speaking while bringing many laughs and fun during the presentation.


"My Body Belongs to Me"

This is a wonderful, child-friendly book teaching young children how to resist uncomfortable touches, preschool children are not quite ready for detailed discussions of this issue; however, they are ready to learn how their feelings can help them make decisions about sharing their bodies in regards to giving and receiving hugs, kisses and holding hands with peers. This book is very age appropriate and does not discuss or show privagte parts and does not discuss sexual abuse of young children. A bear puppet is also used to aid with interaction with the children while the book is being read.

"Some Parts Are Not for Sharing"

This book is ideal as an introduction to basic body safety rules for the very young child. This is a very short story with bright, colorful illustrations, swimming around a world of fish. This book is presented to the very young. Small, stuffed fish props are used to interact with the children while reading the story.


"Empower Me", by Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center


Empower Me, is a formal curriculum that teaches children the skills they may need to prevent or interrupt abuse. It works by teaching them what abuse is and gives them the power to say NO!


"The Protect Yourself Rules", by the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center

This is a series of short animated videos that were developed and scripted by experts in the field of child abuse. The words 'safe & unsafe touches' are used rather than 'good & bad touches'. It is emphasized that if a child
is abused, it is not their fault & they are not in trouble.


Bullying


This is a school based prevention program that helps children find their voice through age appropriate teachings and allows them to prevent abuse in their lives.

Cyberbulling


This program presents information to teens that brings awareness of what cyberbullying is and what implications it could bring to themselves and others. This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

Dating Violence

A program that educates young teens to the fact that unhealthy relationship can start early and last a lifetime. They will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. What is "normal" and "not normal" in a relationship and the consequences of dating violence.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

Decision Making 101


Internet Safety

"Internet Safety" program alerts students to the dangers of chat rooms. Sex offenders may be any age or sex, and child predators do not always fit the image of a "dirty old man" in a raincoat. "Nearly 1 in 5 American youths who surfed the net regularly were the targets of unwanted sexual attention," according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

Self Esteem

 

Sexting

"Sexting" - This is a fast growing problem among teens & adults. Without their knowledge, teens are exposing themselves to legal ramifications by sending and receiving texts that evoke some sort of sexual intent. This presentation will help teens define what sexting is and explain the laws and the implications of participating in it. This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

Suicide Prevention

This is a fast growing problem among teens & adults. Without their knowledge, teens are exposing themselves to legal ramifications by sending and receiving texts that evoke some sort of sexual intent. This presentation will help teens define what sexting is and explain the laws and the implications of participating in it. This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.