The Safe Child Program

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. The Safe Child Program has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs.

Target Population: Preschool through Grade 3

For children/adolescents ages: 3 – 9

Brief Description

The Safe Child Program has been rated in the area of Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs. The Safe Child Program is a comprehensive curriculum which teaches prevention of sexual, emotional and physical abuse by people known to the child; prevention of abuse and abduction by strangers; and safety in self-care. Presented in a preschool through third grade series, it teaches a broad base of life skills.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of The Safe Child Program are:

  • Teach prevention of child abuse to children in a way that:
    • Is positive, non-explicit and non-threatening
    • Teaches skills which reduce children’s vulnerability
    • Raises self-esteem and improves self-reliance
    • Is multiracial and multicultural
  • Educate teachers, parent and administrators to support prevention of child abuse:
    • Teacher training to ensure consistent presentation of the program
    • Parental education to enhance understanding and reinforce program goals
    • Videotapes to guarantee the accurate introduction of the concepts to the children

Contact Information

Name: Sherryll Kraizer, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Coalition for Children
Website: www.safechild.org
Email:
Phone: (303) 809-9001

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2015