Last year the Crown Heights Parents Safety Alliance, a project of the Merkos Chinuch Office, initiated a very successful child-safety program for K-3rd grade in all the Mosdos in Crown Heights, empowering children and teaching them what’s appropriate touch and what’s not and how to respond when situations come up.
Tonight, October 28, a new Parent Safety workshop will be held at Beis Rivkah, 470 Lefferts Ave. at 8:30 in the evening. Once again Mrs. Debbi Fox will address the parents.
According to Mrs. Brochie Kogan, who chairs the Parents safety Alliance, More than 2,000 parents attended the initial informational sessions, 500 yeshiva rebbes and teacher were received informational training and 50 parent volunteers were trained to speak to children and bring the Safety Kid program to the classrooms. 5,000 children in Crown Heights from kindergarten through 3rd grade received instruction.
This year it is expected that all children, through the fourth grade, in all Crown Heights mosdos, will have their knowledge and empowerment reinforced and become “Safety Kids.”