This just in…
We are very proud to report that students who received the Safer, Smarter Kids sexual abuse prevention curriculum this spring showed a 77 percent learning gain in their personal safety information, and that the state of Florida has officially launched the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. The initiative makes Florida the first in the nation to implement a statewide education effort to prevent childhood sexual abuse.
To read the detailed Safer, Smarter Kids effectiveness report, download the file here.
Special thanks to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, The Monique Burr Foundation and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
Safer, Smarter Kids is an abuse prevention education curriculum for kindergarteners created by Lauren’s Kids in consultation with child psychologist, Tara Zuckerman, PsyD. After years of implementation in the Miami-Dade school system, the 2011 Florida Legislature directed Lauren’s Kids to develop and expand the curriculum to be sent to every public kindergarten classroom and guidance office in Florida.
The curriculum is divided into six, 30-minute micro-lessons and designed to fit easily into any classroom schedule. Each lesson includes a video component, in-classroom exercises and take-home materials to involve parents in this important education. The curriculum satisfies more than 22 Sunshine State Standards and numerous ESOL standards.
The topics covered include:
- Safety Awareness
- Respect for yourself and others
- Self-esteem development
- Body boundaries
- Listening to your Guiding Voice
- Accessing Help
- It’s OK to Tell (secrets)
“Speak Up, Be Safe”: 1st – 5th Grade Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Our strategic education partner is the Monique Burr Foundation, who has created the Speak Up, Be Safe abuse prevention curriculum for 1st – 5th graders in Florida free of charge. If you would like your school to receive a curriculum kit or more information about the program, please visit: www.moniqueburrfoundation.org