P.S. It’s My Body
P.S. It’s My Body is a graduated personal safety program for children in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, parents, caregivers and school personnel. Children receive training on recognizing unsafe behavior on the part of adults or other children, and adults are trained on appropriate responses to a child’s outcry.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County offers this program at no cost to public and private schools and other youth serving organizations.
The program’s goal is to teach children strategies to lessen their susceptibility to abuse. All activities are designed to reinforce the three R’s: Recognize, Resist, Report, by integrating a variety of experiences to increase children’s knowledge and skill retention.
Children learn about welcome and unwelcome touches, identifying trusted adults, personal safety boundaries, the importance of helping others, resistance skills to deal with bullies, and other important issues children face every day.
Happy Bear is the star of this delightful 25 minute interactive play, which focuses on personal safety and empowerment utilizing visual aids.
For information on how you can bring Happy Bear to your school, please contact the Director of Community Education, Rubyth@cacsmithcounty.org.