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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse


 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Guide 


A Parents Guide: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum: Grades k-12

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This course on child sexual abuse prevention will assist children and their parents, through a parent - school partnership, to be proactive in the prevention of child victimization. It presents the core understanding of child abuse and abusers, techniques used to attract children, empowerment, and empowerment is prevention.

Preventing Child Sexual AbuseThe Course of Study has been developed with the understanding that classroom teachers encounter on a daily basis children with individual learning styles and abilities. The individual units, therefore, include a variety of classroom activities. Reliance is placed upon the classroom teacher to select the particular activities that best meet the children's skills, abilities, and comprehension levels. Classroom teachers may also choose to use a lesson from a higher grade level if the children's abilities warrant. Through individual accommodations, the Course of Study provides a variety of materials and activities to instruct children in the vulnerable pre-pubescent age group about child abuse and its prevention. Depending upon the length of time allotted for each activity, many activities may take more than one day to complete.

Teachers help prevent child sexual abuseThe Kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum is ideally taught from kindergarten through eighth grade with each graded year as a reinforcement for the prior year. However, recognizing that some children may be experiencing the curriculum for the first time in an upper grade, each graded study is independent and self-standing. Teachers should feel free to select or adapt lessons from any grade level to use in an age-appropriate manner with their classes.

A comprehensive list of objectives is found at the beginning of each unit. The purpose is to provide classroom teachers with a panoply of goals as a reminder of the complexity of child abuse, the abusers, and the life-long effects on its victims.

Special needs children are especially vulnerable to child abuse. Often they are isolated or suffer from peer harassment. Child abuse must be discussed without alarming a child in  manner that is suitable to reject sexual conduct or contact through periodic repetition and instruction. Stressing the privacy of no-touch zones and the need to refuse advances are essential issues to discuss with special needs children. In addition, it must be reinforced that no secrets are to be kept by children and that children need to tell immediately of any attempts or abusive behaviors.



Copyright 2003-2004 by Mary A. Lentz. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language in any form or by any means, electric, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Mary A. Lentz.