ERIC Number: ED259492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
We Help Ourselves (WHO): An Antivictimization Program for Children in Houston.
Culler, Ralph E., III
The WHO Program (We Help Ourselves) was developed to help children take responsibility for their own safety and learn to handle potentially dangerous situations that may lead to abuse. This cooperaive effort by the Mental Health Association and the Houston Independent School District involves students in three age groups: grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. Issues addressed include physical abuse, assault, rape, sexual abuse, kidnapping, and domestic violence. Three principles underlie the WHO curriculum: (1) have a plan for personal safety, (2) have a plan for defensive action, and (3) ask for help. Volunteers present the curriculum and parents are asked to carry through knowledge and skill learning at home. Rules for parents are appended. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Safety, Sexual Abuse, Student Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Victims of Crime
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998 ($0.40).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)