Advocacy Spotlight: Prevention in Indiana

child sexual abuse prevention curriculum

Advocacy Spotlight: Survivor/advocate Alisha Lewis wanted to bring prevention education to schools Indiana…so she raised funds and awareness to bring our Safer, Smarter, Schools curriculum to classrooms in her community!

HOPE — Flat Rock-Hawcreek is believed to be among the first Indiana school corporations to adopt a new abuse prevention curriculum.

Titled “Safer, Smarter Schools,” the curriculum is intended to empower children and teach them they have the ability to protect themselves from abuse, said Alisha Lewis, director of the Johnson County-based nonprofit “Strive To Make An Impact.” Her organization works to increase awareness about sexual abuse, seek prevention through education and to advocate for abuse survivors,

The lessons were developed by Lauren Book, who has a master’s degree in community psychology and is a sexual abuse survivor, Lewis said.

Book, who is also a senator in the Florida Legislature, utilized a team of career educators, as well as a developmental psychologist, to develop the curriculum.

Read more about Alisha’s advocacy here.

Learn more about Safer, Smarter Schools.