Educational Programs

The following programs are designed and formatted with age appropriate information on child safety. This includes information teaching the child to establish boundaries for their personal protection and instructing the child to RECOGNIZE, RESIST and REPORT their abuse to a designated adult who can provide assistance and/or support. The following information provides a brief synopsis of each program.

Note: Wade Knox CAC parent notification of programs letters are sent out prior to our visits, and any of these programs can be presented to PTO groups as requested.

"No-No Baby Seal" - Preschool, ABC, Headstart and Primary Grades

This is a story for very young children that tells about sexual abuse.
Author-Sherri Patterson Illustrator - Marion Knupp.

No-No's story is about believing in oneself. The prevention of sexual abuse may depend on children's faith in themselves and their world and their ability to stand up for themselves and say "no!". This book and presentation are presented on power point so that the children can clearly see the illustrations. A baby harp seal puppet looking exactly like No-No is also used.

"Rocka-Billy Bear" - Preschool ABC, Headstart & Primary Grades

This is the mascot of the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. He accompanies many of us to schools when we are presenting programs to children about abuse. Rocka Billy Bear helps us share the topics of safe and unsafe touches and that it is ok to say "no" when you don't feel safe. Rocka Billy Bear puts on a show of his own with dancing and music and helps the presenter emphasize points without ever speaking while bringing many laughs and fun during the presentation.

"It's My Body" - Preschool ABC, Headstart & Primary Grades

This is a wonderful, child-friendly book teaching young children how to resist uncomfortable touches. preschool children are not quite ready for detailed discussions of this issue; however, they are ready to learn how their feelings can help them make decisions about sharing their bodies in regards to giving and receiving hugs, kisses and holding hands with peers. This book is very age appropriate and does not discuss or show private parts and does not discuss sexual abuse of young children. A bear puppet is also used to aid with interaction with the children while the book is being read.

"My Body Belongs to Me" - Preschool ABC, Headstart & Primary Grades

This program speaks to children. It makes them aware that when it comes to their bodies, there are boundaries. It assures them that it's OK to tell a parent or teacher if someone touches their "private parts". This book is full of rhyming text and bright illustrations that children respond to. This book is appropriate for 3-10 years olds and is a tool that can easily facilitate a discussion on a very difficult topic by using a very straightforward, yet sensitive, manner.

"Some Parts are Not for Sharing" - Preschool ABC, Headstart & Primary Grades

This book is ideal as an introduction to basic body safety rules for the very young child. This is a very short story with bright, colorful illustrations swimming around a world of fish. This book is presented to the very young. Small, stuffed fish props are used to interact with the children while reading the story.

"Speak Up Be Safe" - Elementary (Grades 1 - 6)

This is a school based prevention program that helps children find their voice through age appropriate teachings and allows them to prevent abuse in their lives.

"Cyberbullying" - Middle School & High School

"Cyberbulling" program presents information to teens that brings awareness of what cyberbullying is and what implications it could bring to themselves and others.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

"Internet Safety" - Middle School & High School

"Internet Safety" program alerts students to the dangers of chat rooms. Sex offenders may be any age or sex, and child predators do not always fit the image of a "dirty old man" in a raincoat. "Nearly 1 in 5 American youths who surfed the net regularly were the targets of unwanted sexual attention," according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

"Sexting" - Middle School & High School

"Sexting" - This is a fast growing problem among teens & adults. Without their knowledge, teens are exposing themselves to legal ramifications by sending and receiving texts that evoke some sort of sexual intent. This presentation will help teens define what sexting is and explain the laws and the implications of participating in it.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

"Dating Violence" - Middle School & High School

"Dating Violence" program educates young teens to the fact that unhealthy relationship can start early and last a lifetime. They will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. What is "normal" and "not normal" in a relationship and the consequences of dating violence.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department.

Rocka Billy Bear

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