A Season of Thanks
Partners in Prevention December Newsletter
“We are pleased to award Partners in Prevention a grant of $75,000 … The community foundation is proud to partner with your organization, in our shared mission to strengthen the common good, improve quality of life and address the most challenging problems. We appreciate the work of your organization and are pleased to support your efforts.”
We are so honored to receive this recognition of our work with the expressed support to continue and develop our education materials for children and adults through multiple language translations, the Speak Out! poster project and a broader distribution of our Safety Awareness Education Kits.
SPECIAL THANKS ALSO TO:
- The Alan Canas Team – canasrealty.com
- Derrick M. Chan, DDS, and Assoc. – ddschan.com
- E*Trade – etrade.com
- Greenfield Village – greenfieldvillageca.com
- Korody Business Services – korody.com
- Proposition Chicken – propositionchicken.com
- Elizabeth Strong – stronglegacyplanning.com
- Canadian American Oil, Sharon Fusco, Mary Rudden,
Lucia Sayre, William H Smith
With the generous support of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and our growing number of valued partners in prevention, we are dedicated to continue our work united under the message of:
TRAIN THE TRAINERS
We are excited to be working on a series of Train the Trainer events, funded by Partners in Prevention and organized in collaboration with Center for Innovation and Resources. Details to be announced in early 2019.
The training will focus on safety awareness education for children aided by our bright colored and non-intimidating training materials for primary prevention.
Images from training session organized by Alameda Family Services Head Start, Alameda CA.
We have added a glossary page to the coloring sheets you can download for free on our website. Here you will find short definitions of important words useful when speaking with children about staying safe.
- Body Boundaries: A body boundary is an invisible space around the ‘special’ parts of your body (the parts covered by your swim suit) that should be kept private.
- Network: Your group of caring, trusted people. Adults like your parents, a teacher, a police officer, firefighter, aunt, or uncle. Your close friend could also be in your network.
- Safe Touches: Safe touches can include hugging, pats on the back, and an arm around the shoulder. Safe touches can also include touches that might hurt, such as removing a splinter. It might hurt but it’s helping to keep your body healthy.
- Unsafe Touches: These are touches that hurt bodies or feelings for example, hitting, pushing, pinching, and kicking.
- Unwanted Touches: These are touches that might be safe, but you don’t want from that person or at that moment. It’s okay to say no to an unwanted touch, even if it’s from a familiar person. Practice saying “No, thank you” or “no” in a strong voice.
- Safe Secrets: A safe secret is the kind of secret like a surprise that soon everyone will find out. A birthday present or a surprise party for example. Safe secrets are never about touching.
- Unsafe Secrets: An unsafe secret breaks safety rules. It is okay to break a promise not to tell a secret about touching.
CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT!
In the new year we will also expand our SPEAK OUT! poster project in response to Senate Bill 1178 signed into law August 2016. The posters will be translated to 8 more languages and distributed widely to notify children of the appropriate number to call to report child abuse or neglect.