Our copyrighted schools-based prevention program is proving that education is one of the best ways to combat child abuse in our community. This interactive and developmentally-appropriate curriculum is offered to all 1st and 5th grade students in Rowan County in two separate programs during the school year. The primary goal is to equip children with the skills they need to prevent or interrupt physical, emotional, neglect or sexual abuse. First graders learn about personal safety and Fifth graders learn the same, but also basics of internet safety.
Stop-Go-Tell teaches children how to identify unsafe situations and to build the skills necessary to help them resist child abuse. We teach children to identify safe adults (like their parents, teachers, and other officials) that they can talk to if they need help. These adults are their superheroes, but if something happens to the children, we teach them that they have the strength to be a superhero, too! They learn they have to speak out.
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Children learn and practice an easy-to-remember 3-step plan to keep themselves safe:
Tell the adult or older child to STOP!
GO - get away from the person.
TELL a safe adult.