KSBY promotes Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safety
Every year Center for Family Strengthening instructs over 4,000 Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Special Needs students in San Luis Obispo County with the Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safety program. Educating children at a young age about personal boundaries and safety is key in preventing sexual abuse.
View a recent news story on Mary Thielsher, Kidz Toolbox instructor who has made it her mission to help empower children and their families to be safe and learn responsible boundaries.
The Kidz Toolbox qualified educators teach assertiveness skills and model how to ask for help if they have a problem. Studies show that these are key skills lacking in children at risk for abuse. The lessons varies according to the grade level, and the skills targeted for practice are developmentally appropriate. At all grade levels, children have opportunities for skill practice and transfer of learning.
Kidz Tool Box for Personal Safety lessons are free of charge to all schools and community groups. Learn more at http://cfsslo.org/programs/kidz-tool-box/.