Gulf Coast Kid's House currently offers three formal child abuse prevention programs. If your agency or community group is interested in learning about child abuse prevention, we will customize training to fit the needs of your group. Prevention programs may be offered at your facility or at Gulf Coast Kid's House. The three formal prevention programs offered at Gulf Coast Kids house are summarized below
This nationally recognized program is for any responsible adult that interacts with children on a personal or professional level. The focus of Stewards of Children is education regarding child sexual abuse. During this two-hour video and facilitator led course, participants will learn about the prevalence of child sexual abuse, ways to prevent child sexual abuse, how to recognize if child sexual abuse is occurring and how to react responsibly if a child discloses that they are being sexually abused. Courses are offered monthly at GCKH.
This comprehensive, primary prevention education program for elementary school children effectively educates and empowers students, schools, adults, and communities to learn information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and all types of child abuse and exploitation. Child Safety Matters was developed by Childhelp and the Monique Burr Foundation as a research based curriculum supported by the Florida Department of Education, Department of Children and Families, and many other subject matter experts and partner organizations. It aligns with Common Core Standards, the Florida Next Generation Health Education Sunshine State Standards, Florida School Counseling Framework and Standards and helps schools meet the requirements of newly passed Florida legislation.
Gulf Coast Kid’s House facilitators are trained by the Monique Burr Foundation to teach students in such a manner that they will learn without fear or anxiety, and while being engaged in a fun classroom program with activities, games and with appealing take home items. Students learn that adults are responsible for their safety, however, they also learn there are rules they can follow, and choices they can make, to help the adults in their lives keep them safe. While the program provides knowledge and strategies for students, it also provides knowledge and resources for parents, provides professional development and safe environment strategies for schools and increases awareness and involvement for entire communities. Learn more or schedule your class today by calling 595-0384.
* The Monique Burr Foundation is licensed to provide Child Safety Matters™ at no cost to Florida Public Schools. This program is presented by GCKH with the permission and in conjunction with The Monique Burr Foundation and the Escambia County School District.
This program teaches children that dangers of abuse and abduction are real in a fun, non-threatening and interactive way. This one-hour video and facilitator led course covers safety concerns such as home safety, good touch/bad touch and stranger danger. Gulf Coast Kid's House works collaboratively with schools and child care centers in Escambia County to offer this program. Safety N.E.T Kids is most appropriate for children grades K-5. Call 595-5800 to schedule your class.
The best form of child abuse prevention is education. If you are interested in learning more about our programs or becoming a volunteer, please call Gulf Coast Kid's House at 595-5800.
To report a case of child abuse, call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96ABUSE.
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