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.