Second Step’s Child Protection Unit
Monday, December 4, 2017
As part of the Second Step Child Protection Unit, your child is learning important safety skills that will help him or her stay safe from dangerous situations. Your child is learning how to use the Ways to Stay Safe to recognize when something is unsafe, report anything unsafe to an adult, and refuse to participate.
You play the most important role in helping your child stay safe. Below are ways you can help your child learn and practice the skills in the Child Protection Unit.
Completing the family safety plan: Home Links 1–5 in the Child Protection Unit have activities to help you and your child create a family safety plan. Go online to SecondStep.org using Activation Key: CPU5 FAMI LYG5 to learn more about the family safety plan.
This plan will cover: Emergency contacts, Staying safe on your own, Refusing unsafe and unwanted touches, and Reporting a broken Private Body Parts Rule, including overcoming barriers to reporting.
Work with your child to complete each part and post the plan somewhere in your home where you and your child can see it easily. Use your family safety plan regularly to help you talk with your child about how to stay safe both inside and outside your home.
The Safety Unit also includes lessons on the following: Always Ask First Rule, How to stay safe when adults are not around, Setting up a buddy system, Checking in, and Knowing safe routes.
Our school staff is committed to promoting a safe and supportive school climate. If you have any questions about the Child Protection Unit or the Second Step program, please contact me. If you do not want your child to participate in these lessons, please complete, sign, and return the bottom portion of this letter no later than Friday, December 15th. Lessons will begin the week of January 8th, when we return from Winter Break.
Home Links: SecondStep.org
Activation Key: CPU5 FAMI LYG5
Kim Arasato, PPSC, M.Ed.
Mariposa@TL Upper Elementary