ERIC Number: ED263705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Self-Protection for the Handicapped: A Curriculum Designed to Teach Handicapped Persons to Avoid Exploitation.
Kent Public Schools, WA.
The curriculum is a modification and adaptation of the special education curriculum on sexual exploitation for mildly retarded students developed by Seattle Rape Relief. A Title IV-C Developmental Grant was written to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of moderately and severely handicapped students. The curriculum was subsequently evaluated by a state panel and selected as a model program for adoption in the state of Washington. The curriculum consists of 11 units: (1) identifying relationships; (2) precautions to take with strangers; (3) private body parts; (4) saying "no"; (5) protecting information; (6) travel safety; (7) social situations; (8) home safety; (9) authority figures; (10) exploitation in exchange for favors, gifts, and kindness; (11) reporting exploitation. The first five units are intended to help students acquire general information and skills needed for self protection, including discriminating strangers and learning the appropriateness of certain activities with strangers. Appropriate and inappropriate touching is discussed, as are examples of "safe" and "unsafe" information to give strangers. Units 6-11 feature self protection in specific situations. Units include information on materials, activities, and alterations. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent Public Schools, WA.