The Child Advocacy Center
The Body Safety Program is created for early childhood through fourth-grade students. The program is age appropriate to educate children on body ownership, boundaries, and what they can do if someone breaks their body safety rule. The Body Safety Program encourages children to talk to a safe adult when they need help.
- Learn The Body Safety Rule.
- Identify The Body Safety Steps.
The research-based program is developed from Sandy Wurtele’s Body Safety Training, with best practices recognized by experts in the field of child sexual abuse.
In the Classroom
The Body Safety Rule is introduced like any other safety rule. This rule gives a child ownership of their body. The only exceptions are if my private body parts are hurt or I need help.
The Body Safety Steps are taught to help a child protect themselves in unsafe situations or events.
- Practice saying “NO!” in a strong voice
- Talk about places we feel safe
- Name your safe adults
Books for Children:
Some Parts are Not for Sharing
Julie K. Federico (For ages 6 months+)
My Body Belongs to Me
Jill Starishevsky (For ages 3-8)
Books for Adults:
Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse
By Sandy K. Wurtele
Body Safety Education: A parents’ guide to protecting kids from sexual abuse
By Ms Jayneen Sanders
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