My Body, My Boundaries for Elementary School Families

In today’s world there are vast amounts of bullying and abuse –  physical, emotional and sexual. It is crucial that our children learn to use a strong voice regarding their rights, especially about their bodies, so they can grow into strong, confident pre-teens, teenagers and adults. Children need to be taught to say “NO” to bullying and abuse. Educating our children to respect themselves and one another will lead to a world less violent and more respectful of humanity. This program has been translated to Spanish as well.

The Growing Up Knowing elementary school curriculum teaches children about their bodies and gives them the knowledge and tools they need to stay safe and grow into healthy individuals. To implement this research-based curriculum, we partner with afterschool programs, schools, and community and faith-based organizations. This one-hour program inspires ongoing healthy conversations at home. We accomplish this by focusing on:

  • correctly naming body parts
  • recognizing physical boundaries
  • saying “NO” to abuse and bullying
  • reporting abuse to trusted adults
  • successfully communicating between parents and children
  • respecting and loving your own body

Do you want to learn how to facilitate this program? We are accepting applications for contract facilitators through January 25, 2019. Apply here and view the job description and requirements here.

“As a child psychologist who unfortunately does a great deal of trauma work, I cannot say enough about the importance of early intervention and how this curriculum could prevent future sexual abuse. It empowers children with knowledge, validation, the courage to listen and act when they get an “icky” feeling, and a course of action to protect themselves. It gives parents the understanding of how to advocate and champion their child’s empowerment at home and in the community.”
– Dr. Danielle Wahba
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, BCPC, DAPA

Our Community and Faith Partners

  • Barack H. Obama Magnet School
  • Beth Israel Congregation
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi
    • Salvation Army Unit
  • Clinton Public Schools
  • East Mississippi Boys and Girls Club
  • Girl Scout Troop #3326
  • Jackson State University Kids Kollege
  • Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church
  • McLeod Elementary School
  • Midtown Partners Inc. Project Innovation
  • New Horizon Church International
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Pecan Park Elementary School
  • Poindexter Park After School Club
  • Rosemont Missionary Baptist Church
  • Stewpot Community Services
  • Wells United Methodist Church

“My daughter and I are still talking about we learned at My Body, My Boundaries. If she ever gets in a risky situation, she will remember to RAD – Run away, Ask an adult for help, Describe what happened!”

We are always looking for partners.

Would your organization like to partner with us?

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