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Elementary School Prevention

The “Personal Safety and Awareness Program” is presented to all 2nd and 4th graders in Lapeer County. This sensitive, comprehensive program teaches children in a positive, non-threatening way the information they need to protect themselves from sexual assault.

The Program is taught in two one-hour sessions by a combination of Child Advocacy Center staff, volunteers and law enforcement.  The program helps children identify people they could talk to if they had a problem, learn how to avoid dangerous situations, and know what to do to keep themselves safe.  The program stresses the importance of talking to a trusted adult whenever a child feels confused or does not like a touch from someone.

Personal Safety and Awareness Pledge

1. I am somebody.

2. I have the right to be safe from harm.

3. I have the right to tell.