Sexual Violence Prevention

posted Mar 13, 2017, 1:09 PM by Woody Belt   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 1:11 PM ]

As you may already know, Act 1, a law relating to Vermont’s sexual abuse response system, was passed in 2009 and has started to take effect in schools as of July 2011. This law came about, in part, as a result of the shocking statistics that pointed to the widespread nature of child sexual abuse both nationally and across the state of Vermont. One component of the law requires that all Vermont schools provide sexual abuse prevention education at every grade level (K through 12) that is both age and developmentally appropriate.  In addition, school faculty and staff will be trained in a number of issues related to child sexual abuse, and similar information will be made available to parents. 

In order to meet the mandate and maintain a safe school environment, Johnson Elementary School, has implemented the We Care Elementary Program for grades 3-6 and the Care For Kids Program for grades Pre-K to 2. 

The We Care Elementary curriculum focuses on a variety of topics such as:

·  Boundaries

·  Empathy

·  Communication skills

·  Coping

·  Healthy relationships

 

Care For Kids curriculum focuses on a variety of topics such as:

·     Boundaries                               

·     Empathy

·     Communication skills

·     Feelings

·     Positive interactions

What this is NOT: Act 1 programs and curriculum is about life skills and not sex. This is not “health” nor “sex education.”

 If you would like to learn more about the curricula, feel free to call me 635-2211 ext 211

I will start working with the K-3 grade in the coming weeks. The 4th - 6th grades have already completed their classes.


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