This Sunday: Safety Kid Arrives in Crown Heights
Three days packed with 9 Different Workshops for 3,000 children, 400 Teachers, 1,500 parents, 50 mental health professionals, dozens of school administrators and more. Safety Kid is coming to town!
Beginning this Sunday, as a community we will address the safety of our precious children. The introduction of the Safety Kid program in our schools will form a unique partnership between schools and families to create a safer Crown Heights for our children. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness, teach skills and empower our children to make positive decisions about their personal safety using Safety Kid®’s ABC’s of Safety.
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Safety Kid® Child Safety program was created and developed by the Aleinu Family Resource Center, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. We are thrilled to welcome three professionals from Aleinu who will ImY”H be arriving in Crown heights to run the workshops at this conference.
Different workshops are prepared for all involved. All teachers, from all local schools, boys and girls, will attend a two hour workshop that will help ensure safety for both students and staff. School administrators will cover safety protocols, handling allegations, and creating a safer school environment for our children.
The Parent workshop, being offered twice to enable all parents to join, will be informative and offer practical advice for keeping children safe, as well as review warning signs.
Most importantly, 25 volunteers including parents and mental health professionals will take a full three day training course to become certified Safety Kid® Educators! After this intense training they will go into the classrooms and present The Safety Kid®’s ABC’s of Safety. Topics include what to do when lost, never go alone; bring a friend, to say NO! when put in an uncomfortable situation and much more . The interactive presentations, which use videos, puppetry and more, are a fun and effective way to instill these life saving lessons. Each child will come home with their own Safety Kid® Kit to review with their parent what they have learnt.
This amazing initiative is brought to you by the Chinuch Office, and the Crown Heights Parents Safety Alliance; a committee formed with parents from all our schools who are working hard to bring this to fruition.
Participating schools include: Oholei Torah, Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown Street, Ohr Menachem, Darchei Menachem, Cheder at the Ohel, Lamplighters, Luria Academy, Bais Rivkah, Bnos Menachem, Bais Chaya Mushka, Mosdos and Ohel Sara.
Reminder: Parent workshops are this Sunday, October 28th at Oholei Torah, or Monday, October 29th at Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown St.
Every child who’s parent attends will receive a prize in school the next day!
For more information, email SafetyKidCH@gmail.com.