Safer, Smarter Kids
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)
To access the Parent Toolkit, click here.
To view the sample curriculum, click here.