In early February, the lower school hosted a presentation for parents titled “Child Empowerment: Abuse Prevention and Boundaries for Parents.” The program was led by Community Solutions, a Morgan Hill human service organization. In early March, the group also gave a presentation on child abuse prevention to kindergartners and second and fourth graders during their physical education classes.
The goal of these programs is to educate students and parents alike about child abuse and how to stop it. Parents learned about types of abuse, myths and facts, prevention, resources and legal obligations. They were told about the goals of the Child Abuse Prevention empowerment, teaching children about their basic rights, and promotion of safety and fairness. They were also given strategies for dealing with children who encounter bullies, strangers or even adults they know where the children’s rights are compromised.