Safe Child Program


    A program called the Safe Child Program was developed in 1981 and trains children ages 3 to 10 with a specific set of skills to help them prevent physical, emotional, and sexual abuse (Kraizer, 2011). The program is designed to be implemented in a group classroom environment, and it focuses on the prevention of abuse as well as developing awareness and safe practices around strangers. According to evaluations of the program, the success of the program is due to the role-playing practice that all participants go through (Kraizer, 2011). It is imperative to train young children how to avoid situations that might lead to abuse as well as how to report abuse if it happens so the proper adults and state agencies can step in to prevent it from reoccurring. Unfortunately part of the prevention process needs to focus on the aftermath of the abuse that has already occurred in order to prevent further abuse in the future lives of these young children. The Safe Child Program addresses all of these factors through pre-tests, simulations, remediation, and post-tests.

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