Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

First Steps to Safety Programme

Author: Carolyn Gelenter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 103

This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. All children have the right to be safeguarded from abuse or neglect so they have the opportunity to reach their potential and be successful adults. Protective behaviours teaches children to develop an awareness of personal safety; helps them to identify and express their feelings; make choices and solve problems. First Steps to Safety has taken the core protective behaviour principles and created a teaching framework with overarching aims, with supporting lesson plans, resources and activities, in a 10 week programme that can be picked up and used by anyone in school wanting to empower children and young people of any age and any capability to develop personal safety. The information and strategies provided to children are generic and applicable across a range of situations that may arise, for example bullying, internet safety, being harmed, feeling sad or feeling unsafe. Sessions include: my body parts; showing my feelings; my body, thoughts and feelings all go together; feeling safe; behaviour choices; to empower children to feel safe and know they have a right to fee safe; to give children the confidence and ability to assertively manage their own safety; to children the skills to take responsibility for their own bodies, thoughts, feelings and behaviour; to enable children with a range of communication abilities to ask for help; for children to have awareness of their body, thoughts, feelings and behaviour; have a vocabulary to express how their thoughts and feelings affect their bodies; know the early warning signs for feeling unsafe; know they can make different behaviour choices based on feelings; and know who good people are to go to for help and how to ask for help.

Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

First Steps to Safety Programme

Author: Carolyn Gelenter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child abuse

Page:

View: 913

This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. All children have the right to be safeguarded from abuse or neglect so they have the opportunity to reach their potential and be successful adults. Protective behaviours teaches children to develop an awareness of personal safety; helps them to identify and express their feelings; make choices and solve problems. First Steps to Safety has taken the core protective behaviour principles and created a teaching framework with overarching aims, with supporting lesson plans, resources and activities, in a 10 week programme that can be picked up and used by anyone in school wanting to empower children and young people of any age and any capability to develop personal safety. The information and strategies provided to children are generic and applicable across a range of situations that may arise, for example bullying, internet safety, being harmed, feeling sad or feeling unsafe. Sessions include: my body parts; showing my feelings; my body, thoughts and feelings all go together; feeling safe; behaviour choices; to empower children to feel safe and know they have a right to fee safe; to give children the confidence and ability to assertively manage their own safety; to children the skills to take responsibility for their own bodies, thoughts, feelings and behaviour; to enable children with a range of communication abilities to ask for help; for children to have awareness of their body, thoughts, feelings and behaviour; have a vocabulary to express how their thoughts and feelings affect their bodies; know the early warning signs for feeling unsafe; know they can make different behaviour choices based on feelings; and know who good people are to go to for help and how to ask for help.

Child, Adolescent and Family Development

Author: Phillip T. Slee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 918

This text is an introduction to contemporary theory and issues in child and adolescent development.

The Helping Handbook for Parents

A Practical Guide for Teaching Your Children Protective Behaviours

Author: Holly-ann Martin

Publisher: Safe4kids

ISBN:

Category: Child abuse

Page: 27

View: 282

Teaching your child protective education (protective behaviours) can be one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. How do you prepare them for the potential dangers that exist in the world without scaring them, wrapping them in cotton wool, or providing too much information? This parent's hand book will assist parents and caregivers to teach protective education to their children. It provides a holistic approach and is full of practical hints and useful worksheets to assist parents. Teaching your children the language and principles of protective education as young as possible, can help protect them from potential harm as well as provide them with invaluable life skills.

Audiovisual Resources

Author: Wisconsin. Child Care Information Center

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child care

Page:

View: 153

Everyday Behavior of Elementary School Children

Report of a Study of the Twenty-four-hour-day Health Behavior of 3512 Individual Children

Author: Florence Connor O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child development

Page: 147

View: 868

The Young Child

Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight

Author: Janet K. Black

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Child development

Page: 539

View: 464

The author examines the development of young children with an ecological context that includes the family, the school, community, and society, as a whole. Major child development theories are discussed as they relate to every aspect of the young child's growth. Strong applications for those who work with young children. Features expanded multicultural coverage.

Social Competence of Young Children

Risk, Disability, & Intervention

Author: William Brown

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 341

View: 177

One succinct yet thorough resource for administrators who work with children birth-five with social competence difficulties.

Child Protection

A guide for teachers and child care professionals

Author: Freda Briggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 815

'.a valuable resource book for teachers, child care workers and school administrators on preventing, identifying and handling cases of child abuse and neglect. [It includes] a unique international perspective on child protection.' Associate Professor Sandy K Wurtele, University of Colorado 'Many books stop at the what should be done, but this book goes beyond that to tell us the how. It is sound, practical and most welcomed.' Wilma Bartlett, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, UK Teachers and early childhood workers are the only professionals in contact with abused children for long periods of time. Although they are seldom aware of their importance, they can provide the child's best defence against abuse. Abused children exhibit identifiable behaviours and perform less well in school than their peers. Educators and caregivers can learn to observe children's development and respond to their special needs. Schools have always taken responsibility for teaching children to stay safe from traffic, fire, water and electricity. They are also in the best position for teaching children to stay safe with people. Child Protection is a comprehensive guide to the common forms of child abuse and neglect. It offers practical help for the identification of child abuse and neglect and the support of the child victims and, in particular, the provision of curriculum for child protection. Freda Briggs, formerly a teacher and social worker is Professor Child Development at the University of South Australia. She is also the author of From Victim To Offender, Why My Child?, Developing Personal Safety Skills In Children With Disabilities, Keep Children Safe and Child Sexual Abuse: Confronting The Problem. Russell Hawkins is a psychologist in private practice and a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Australia.

Young Children as Active Citizens

Principles, Policies and Pedagogies

Author: Glenda MacNaughton

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 293

This title explores how young children can and should participate in civic life. It reflects new images of young children as social actors, together with the increased interest in children's rights in the public sphere.

The Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine

Author: Stephen Lock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 891

View: 960

This Companion is a fascinating and authoritative guide to the field of medicine and its specialties. While drawing on the strengths of previous medical companions, the Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine has been rethought and redesigned. With a greater emphasis on the history ofmedicine, its cultural links with the arts and music, and its international nature, this new edition has been completely rewritten under the auspices of the distinguished editorial team headed by Stephen Lock. More than 200 contributors have contributed over 500 substantial articles and many moreshorter ones, ranging from "abortion" to "zygote". All the major medical and nursing specialties are covered, and detailed attention is given to complementary therapies, national medical systems, and the historical development of medicine. The clear and appealing layout and comprehensivecross-referencing ensure that information can be found quickly and easily. Features new to this edition include special 'Breakouts' that highlight key discoveries, diseases, and technologies. And many carefully researched illustrations complement the text, ensuring that the book is highlyattractive as well as informative. From reviews of the Oxford Medical Companion '... I cannot recommend too highly. Arranged alphabetically, ending with zygote, it is literate, readable, and companionable.' The Daily Telegraph 'Magisterial updating and revision ... A sparkling compromise betweentechnical and historical detail that any doctor or nurse would enjoy.' The Philadelphia Inquirer 'Every entry satisfied, some were brilliant, and from most I learnt something that I had not known before. If medicine is about human reality (disease)... This good and reliable companion will lightenthe reality. BMJ '... the book has an all-in-one quality that makes it appealing both as an excellent reference source and as a medical book that is fun to browse through.' Library Journal 'The book should prove educational and entertaining to all health professionals as well as to lay people....Carammed full of fascinating titbits of information on a hugely broad range of topics while containing trustworthy and comprehensive reviews.' The Lancet 'It is, obviously, difficult to confine "medicine" between two covers, but the editors of this engaging volume have probably come as close toaccomplishing the feat as we are likely to see.' Nature Medicine