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School Based Education

School Based Education

Child Presentations

We provide presentations for children grades K-5 using the Child Safety Matters® program, created by the Monique Burr Foundation. The program empowers children to spot and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, and digital dangers. Most importantly, it teaches that adults are responsible for their safety but there are things they can do to help adults keep them safe. The program is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts. 

 

The Child Safety Matters®presented in two lessons ranging from 35-55 minutes (or in four shorter lessons) in an in-person or virtual classroom setting. Lessons include PowerPoint lecture, group discussions, videos, and fun games and activities. Throughout these lessons, children will learn five easy-to-remember Safety Rules that they can use to help the adults in their lives keep them safe.

*This program is available in English or Spanish.

LESSON 1:

  • Safety awareness

  • Shared responsibility for safety

  • Safe Adults

  • Types of abuse

  • Red Flags

  • Safety Rules

LESSON 2:

  • Bullying

  • Cyberbullying

  • Digital abuse

  • Digital safety tips

  • Digital citizenship

  • Safety Rules

Youth Presentations

Designed for middle school and high school-aged youth who attend Benton and Linn county schools, our presentations are used to supplement education in health and wellness, child development, family and consumer science, and technology classes. These presentations are also available in-person or virtual for youth groups, camp counselors, and other middle/high school-aged groups. *This program is available in English or Spanish.

  • Child Abuse Awareness Presentation: Educates students on the four types of abuse, how to report abuse to a mandatory reporter, and how to respond if a friend is experiencing abuse.

  • Social Media and Internet Safety Presentation: Covers cyberbullying, sexting, online predators, popular apps and app features, protecting one’s reputation, and making positive choices online. The presentation emphasizes using social media wisely and well.

Girl's Circle

An evidence-based, gender-responsive support group for female-identifying and nonbinary youth that combines creative activity and facilitated discussion to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, resilience, and competence in youth. The Girl's Circle curriculum aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices. Girl's Circle can meet in-person or virtually. *This program is available in English or Spanish.

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