This year we are pleased to bring back the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program at Wright Elementary, facilitated by Blank Children's Hospital. The program will be presented to our kindergarten, second, and fourth grade classes.
The CAP Program works to prevent assault and violation of rights for children. The program approach includes classroom workshops for children, adult education for parents, and school staff education. The student workshops are taught in a 90 minute class and cover empowerment skills such as self-assertiveness, peer support, and identifying trusted adults. Interactive role plays demonstrate problem-solving for unsafe situations such as bullying (peer to peer assault), abduction (assault by a stranger), and sexual abuse (assault by a known person). The program approaches prevention in a developmentally appropriate fashion, from a perspective of human dignity, mutual respect, and basic human rights. Everyone has the right to be safe, strong, and free!
Adult workshops cover the prevention and empowerment strategies given in the children's workshop and offer suggestions for effective ways to support those strategies at home, school, and in the community.
For more information about this empowering personal safety program, please visit https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/child-personal-safety.aspx
Student workshops will be the week of April 18-22nd, in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade classes.
*Note: Information about this program and an opt-out form was sent to parents the second week of April. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!