ERIC Number: ED370687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping Our Children Safe: Protective Behaviour Programs in Early Childhood Settings. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets No. 2.
Clare, Coleen; Roe, Diana
This booklet discusses the problem of child abuse in Australia, profiles four child abuse prevention programs, and provides practical suggestions for early childhood educators to help prevent child abuse. The profiled sexual abuse prevention and awareness programs include: (1) CARE Kit, which includes workshops for community agencies, parents, and teachers, as well as daily lessons for students over the course of several weeks; (2) Body Rights: A (DUSO) Approach to Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children, a series of lessons that teach children about their bodies and provide safety rules that they can follow; (3) Talking About Touching Program II, a full personal safety curriculum for preschoolers; and (4) Protective Behaviors Program, an anti-victim training program for children and adults. The booklet stresses that educators and parents can reinforce the goals of these and other programs by encouraging children to take responsibility for their actions, providing positive feedback, discussing emotions and feelings with children, establishing safety rules, encouraging children to be assertive, and including parents in the planning and implementation of child abuse prevention programs. An appendix lists 12 alternative strategies for parents to use instead of hitting their child. Contains 14 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Safety, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Safety Education, Sexual Abuse, Teacher Role, Young Children
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Note: For a related document, see PS 022 363.