Personal Safety Programs

We offer personal safety programs to all schools throughout Delaware. Programs are conducted in a classroom, are multi-session, and range from 30-50 minutes per session. All programs are presented in a tasteful and nonthreatening manner and utilize age appropriate materials. All programs cover good and bad touches, safe people and safety rules and include interactive activities.

Kindergarten – PA Bear

  • Presented by a friendly narrator and teddy bear
  • Focuses on feelins
  • Discusses appropriate responses to dangerous situations
  • One session at approximately one-half hour

First Grade – Personal Safety

  • Presentation includes a videotape and group discussion
  • Role plays that incorporate the rules of personal safety are highlighted
  • Two sessions at approximately 45 minutes each

Second Grade – Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Presentation includes a videotape and group discussion
  • Age appropriate introduction to child abuse and neglect
  • Two sessions at approximately 45 minutes each

Third Grade – Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Presentation includes a videotape and group discussion
  • Focuses on all forms of abuse
  • Three sessions at approximately 45 minutes each

Fourth Grade – Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Presentation includes videotapes and uses group discussion
  • Introduction to all forms of child abuse
  • Focuses on physical and sexual abuse
  • Distinguishes between good and bad secrets
  • Discusses who and when to tell about incidences of abuse
  • Three sessions at approximately 45 minutes each

Bullying Prevention Pilot Program

Prevent Child Abuse Delaware is implementing the Olweus Bully Prevention Program in schools in Delaware.

The Olweus Program is a comprehensive school-wide approach to reducing and preventing bullying behaviors. The program works to improve peer relations and the overall social climate of the school.

The key elements of the program are:

  • A coordinating committee:
    • determines how to start the program in the school and what it will take to make it work and takes the steps necessary to ensure success and cooperation from parents, students, and staff.
  • Staff training
  • Student questionnaire:
    • anonymous assessment that helps to determine not only who is bullying and who is being bullied but also how often bullying occurs and where it occurs.
  • Classroom meetings:
    • held by teacher in order to create a feeling of community in the school so students will feel safe and comfortable

As an added feature of the program PCAD holds weekly group sessions with children identified by staff as needing extra assistance in improving peer relations.

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