Throughout the year we will focus on many different topics in our counseling sessions. These topics will include: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, and fairness. We will have lessons in Social Emotional Learning. Also, we will focus on keeping our bodies safe from uncomfortable touches and from Tricky People. Each grade level is presented a lesson to teach children the following for safety:
My body is my own. No one has the right to touch me in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable. Students have learned that their private parts (the parts we keep covered by a swimsuit) are private and no one has the right to touch them and ask them to keep it a secret. We discuss going to the doctor and getting help with baths and washing hair.
I have the right to say No.
Get Away and Tell someone.
This is a very important topic to discuss at home with your child also. When discussing "tricky people" we learn that even though someone may look nice and seem nice they are still strangers if you don't know them and your parents don't know them. We discuss several safety rules including NEVER get in a car or truck with someone you don't know and NEVER leave a place with someone you don't know.
If you have questions regarding this curriculum, please feel free to contact me. There are attachments on this website to help reinforce this topic. Also, your child should bring home a color page or booklet that corresponds with these topics.