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. 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 evidence-based curriculum, we partner with afterschool programs, schools, and community and faith-based organizations. This one-hour program inspires ongoing healthy conversations at home 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

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a letter in support of My Body, My Boundaries for Elementary School Families. Read it here.

Have you already participated in My Body, My Boundaries? Join the online community where you can connect with other parents, ask questions, and seek support. Click here to join the Facebook group!

Do you want to train to facilitate this program? Submit an application here to be considered as a Growing Up Knowing Contract Facilitator. We will contact you when we recruit for our next cohort. Check out 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
    • Walker Unit
  • Casey Elementary School
  • Clinton Public Schools
  • East Mississippi Boys and Girls Club
  • Girl Scout Troop #3326
  • Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life
  • Jackson State University Kids Kollege
  • Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church
  • McLeod Elementary School
  • Midtown Partners Inc. Project Innovation
  • New Horizon Church International
  • Northminster Baptist Church
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Pecan Park Elementary School
  • Poindexter Park After School Club
  • Power APAC Elementary School
  • Red Door Jackson
  • 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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