Body Boundaries is coming to our school this Fall. We've had to cancel the initial program (sept 15-17) but we will reschedule! Stay tuned!
The Amy Center will be presenting age appropriate information to all of our students in PK-12 per Erin's Law in just a few days. Students in grades PK-5 will have 2 days of lessons while grades 6-12 will have one class period of education.
Please see the attached letter from The Amy Center describing the education and their topics. Per the student handbook "notification of such programs will be on the school website and app in advance." A physical permission slip will not be sent home. If you do NOT want your child hearing the age appropriate information, you must send your child to school with a note stating that on the first day of their lesson!
If you have any questions about the program, please see The Amy Center contact information on the attached letter. Any questions about scheduling, opting-out etc. here at Odin, please contact Mrs. Loepker.
The BODY BOUNDARIES prevention program is being presented in your child’s Pre-K – 8th grade classes. It teaches children a very comfortable way to talk about a very sensitive problem – sexual abuse; however, it is important to know this program is NOT about sex education. The program uses a multi-media approach, to include age-appropriate engaging stories, dolls, movies, & activities. The curriculum is designed to meet the developmental level and attention span of each grade level, and to empower children by teaching them about patterns of abuse, how to avoid and/or interrupt unwanted attention and touches, and to give practical instruction for those who are being victimized. The program is taught over a two or three-day period to allow for review, reflection, discussion, questions, and retention of the material. All children will receive age-appropriate handouts and our Parent Guide will be distributed to the youngest grade or as deemed necessary. Informing children about the following concepts will help lessen their vulnerability to abuse:
- My Body Belongs to Me
- My Body’s Alarm Warns Me
- I Can Say No! and Get Away
- Go Tell a Grown-Up
- It’s Not My Fault
The 5th and 6th grade material also includes additional activities and a movie which address topics such as cyberbullying, online sexual predators, and general Internet safety. The material presented to 7th and 8th grade will cover the topic Constantly Connected, addicted to social media and my phone.
The Freshman /Sophomore topic we will discuss is Constantly Connected, addicted to social media and my phone. The Junior/Senior topic we will discuss will be Constantly Connected, addicted to social media and my phone .
This program will be presented by a Prevention Educator from the Amy Center. If you or your child have questions or concerns, please call The Amy Center Educator at (618) 244-2100 for assistance.
The Amy Center Prevention Educator.