Safe@Last, is a personal safety curriculum for K -6th grade students. The program gives children the tools they need to avoid dangerous situations by teaching personal boundaries and assertiveness skills. It is a curriculum of age-appropriate interactive games, role-playing skits, videos, and more – all designed to teach and train children how to act and react in difficult situations.
This elementary school program also tackles the tough issues of guns, gangs, bullying, peer pressure, and Internet safety, in addition to teaching sexual abuse prevention.
Taught in four 30-45 minute sessions for each grade level, 70% of all students tested mastered the following milestones:
Students identify at least 3 safe adults
Students learn about secrets, safe touches versus unsafe touches as well as how to identify safe or unsafe situations
Students learn how to be more assertive and to say “NO”
Students build respect for themselves and for their peers
Students learn how and when to make a disclosure
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Safe@Last Tops the Field
Safe@Last's ability to effectively teach children, while satisfying the requirements of parents, teachers and administrators, makes it a leader in child safety curriculum.
Proven Effective in the Classroom
The curriculum receives and tracks continuous feedback from students and teachers.
End of the year testing by a 20% sampling of students shows 70% mastery of milestones.
There are significant increases in disclosures by children after taking the class.
Outcome-based independent research at Tennessee State University has confirmed overall increases in knowledge of up to 40%.
Overall Acceptance by Faculty, Administrators, Counselors and Parents
Educators understand the teaching format based on the effective comprehension assessments of Bloom's Taxonomy and the program's incorporation of the principles of Interdisciplinary Learning.
Administrators feel secure in knowing a curriculum is in place that helps protect children in their schools.
Parents feel better knowing their children are learning how to protect themselves against unwelcome situations. School counselors participate in presenting the program for their students and become more effective in their roles as trusted adults within the school.
Safe@Last was designed to teach children how to protect themselves for life. You will find it also exceeds the requirements of the National Council of Bishops' Charter Mandate on the Protection of Children and Young People.
Easy to implement
The Safe@Last curriculum is an easy-to-follow curriculum with lesson plans for instructors. A day-long in-service training is offered to discuss curriculum presentation guidelines and techniques, using the instructor manual as a reference piece.
The cost of implementing the program is based on the number of schools in the system and the number of students participating. There are several state and federal government programs with earmarked funds for Child Safety Programs for which the Safe@Last curriculum is in compliance.
The Safe@Last school kit is an all-inclusive K-6 education package designed to be a one-time purchase for a school. Each kit contains an instructor's manual, age appropriate videos, roll-playing cards, skits, flash cards, CD and props (i.e. phones, a puppet and bells) that can be used to teach children for years to come.
Every child receives an Activity Book to reinforce the lessons learned. The Activity Books are required and purchased annually by the school/district.
If you are interested in learning more about the Safe@Last Curriculum, contact the Sexual Assault Center at 615.259.9055 ext. 324.