Lauren’s Kids is proud to announce its third Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers’ Institute, which will take place at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort on May 7th and 8th. The Institute is of no cost to Florida educators in public school districts.
Through funding appropriated by the Florida Legislature, Lauren’s Kids developed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade child abuse prevention resources based on the It’s Okay To Tell curriculum. In an effort to bring this evidence-based, age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention curriculum to Florida’s 67 school districts, Lauren’s Kids will host three regional Safer, Smarter Kid’s Teachers’ Institutes in Tallahassee (completed), Orlando (completed), and Ft. Lauderdale.
Each school district will be able to send teachers, curriculum specialists, counselors, or social workers to the regional meeting closest to their district. Each Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers’ Institute participant will receive the following:
- A complete set of Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum resources based on each teacher’s assigned grade level. Resources include a Safer, Smarter Kids grade level kit, Safer, Smarter Kids materials for students with developmental delays and disabilities, and training aides and supports.
- Access to the Safer, Smarter Kids online Community of Practice. This Community of Practice will allow teachers to communicate with other educators and Lauren’s Kids staff. The Community of Practice will give teachers a platform to ask questions, provide information on their implementation and share promising practices.
- An implementation planning guide to assist with documenting attendance at the Safer, Smarter KidsTeachers’ Institute and follow-up activities for instructional in-service recognition.
- Reimbursement of travel expenses and paid substitutes forSafer, Smarter Kids Teachers’ Institute attendees.