Empowering Children & Adults to Prevent Child Abuse
Mission Kids’ Prevention Education and Outreach Manager, Michelle McDyre recently joined Jill Horner on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss our Child Advocacy Center’s Prevention Initiative and how we’re empowering both children and adults to prevent child abuse.
● “ROAR” is a child-centered, evidence-based education program that teaches children ages 4-8 body safety and empowers them to raise their voices to speak out against abuse. The interactive and easy to implement lesson takes about 20 minutes and is designed to be taught in a classroom or group setting. The program FREE and is perfect for elementary school students in grades K-2. “ROAR” empowers children to understand personal body safety, speak out against abuse, and identify three safe adults to go to when they feel unsafe.
● Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children” Program is an evidence-informed training that provides adults with simple and practical actions they can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse. We’re urging adults to take this necessary FREE training, because statistics show that when 5 percent of the adult population in a community takes part in the in-person training program, the rate of child sexual abuse decreases over time. The idea behind the learning program is to effect a community behavior change and empower adults to aid in preventing child sexual abuse.
For more information, or to schedule your FREE Training, please contact Michelle McDyre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-687-2990 ext.1016.