Child Abuse and Neglect FAQs
No. Research-based prevention curriculum models demonstrate that children learn child abuse prevention information best in small groups. What makes the Prevent Child Abuse Utah prevention programs so effective?
- Prevent Child Abuse Utah programs include children as active participants.
- Prevent Child Abuse Utah programs combine techniques of modeling, group discussion, multiple sessions and role playing.
- Prevent Child Abuse Utah prevention concepts are age appropriate, which allows for successful cognitive processing by a child.
- Each program presentation includes developing a safety plan with the child that identifies 3 trusted adults the child would feel comfortable talking to in any situation.
Prevent Child Abuse Utah provides a minimum of 3 Prevention Specialists per school which allows for all students in the school to receive our prevention education in a 2 day time period. The Prevent Child Abuse Utah curricula is based on best-practice models that indicate beginning in 3rd grade, children need 2 consecutive days of training to process and retain the prevention information.
Based on research, a variety of techniques are used involving both active and passive participation. These techniques include lecture, films, discussion, and safety skill practice.
Yes. The presence of the teacher allows for presentation evaluation and feedback, as well as the opportunity to reinforce the concepts that the students are learning. Teachers who participate in the prevention education become important advocates not only for the children they work with, but also for the Prevent Child Abuse Utah prevention programs. When a child sees that his/her teacher is involved and committed to the discussion, open and honest lines of communication are created between the child and teacher. This is very important in the event that a child discloses abuse to a teacher.
While our child abuse prevention efforts focus on elementary school age students, we do offer presentations for secondary students including Child Abuse Prevention, Shaken Baby, Healthy Relationships and Bully Prevention.
Our classroom presentations take place over the course of two consecutive days (Monday & Tuesday or Wednesday & Thursday). The times and number of visits to each class vary for each grade as follows:One Visit
- Kindergarten: 30 mins
- First Grade: 45 mins
- Jr High: 45-60 mins
- High School 45-60 mins
- Second Grade: 40 mins
- Third Grade: 45 mins
- Fourth & Fifth Grade: 50 mins
- Sixth Grade: 60 mins
Please contact our office by using our contact form. Prevent Child Abuse Utah is happy to answer any questions and help coordinate presentation delivery.
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