Safe Touches is a program developed by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to prevent child sexual abuse and promote awareness among children. The workshop emphasizes the important messages that if a child has been touched inappropriately, it is never the child’s fault, and for children to keep telling about not-safe touches they have received until they are believed.
Colorful puppets and role-playing scenarios are used to help children identify the difference between safe and unsafe touches. CVC will be presenting to every 2nd Grade Public School Classroom in Chester County through the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative.
The goals of the program are to:
Teach children how to keep their bodies safe.
Recognize the difference between safe and not-safe touches.
Tell a trusted adult (such as a parent) if they have experienced a not-safe touch.
Safe Touches Program Materials: