Kids Free to Grow offers school based programs that all educate children and professionals about the issue of Child Abuse:
PinWheel Gardens: is a national initiative to raise awareness that children experience abuse in every community. April is National Child Abuse Awareness month and we encourage you to plant a pinwheel garden. Click here to get ideas about how you, your school or organization can help raise awareness.
Rob Duquette has partnered with Kids Free to Grow helping children to hear the message on being kind to others, his 5 song children’s CD, “Love is Contagious,” has become a hit with kids and parents. Rob is a multi-instrumentalist musician with emphasis and drums and percussion. This is a 50-minute concert for children in grades K-3. Sing-a-long songs and engaging young children about personal body safety, love and kindness.
No More Secrets Play: Grades 1-6 A sensitive one-act play which addresses the difficult subject of child abuse through a blend of music, humor and candor.
Break The Silence: Grades 5 & 6. Kids speak out about abuse by telling their own stories in a video to empower students to get help for themselves or a friend in need. Program format includes engaging discussions and activities.
Project Empathy: Pre K- 4: Puppets in a “Playground Pals” video will model empathy in four skits highlighting respectful behaviors, bullying prevention, and increasing accountability in personal and social interactions, includes review of personal safety rules. Students will take part in role play activities and discussion.
School and Health Fair Presentations: -all grades
Interactive Presentations-Learn healthy relationship skills, like empathy, and respectful communication, through activities and role play.
Prevent Bullying-by understanding that all children have rights to be treated well. Call for tailor made presentations!
Baby Think It Over: Grades 7-12 Uses computer simulator “babies” to assist in teaching parenting and child abuse prevention skills. Adolescents learn about why nurturing and empathy are important skills, and the importance of never shaking a baby.
If you would like any of these programs to be offered in your school or for more information, contact our prevention educators at firstname.lastname@example.org.