Protective Behaviours: A Personal Safety Program
At MJDS Opening Minds and Hearts means that we educate the whole child, above and beyond the academic curriculum. We want our students to be confident and capable in all situations and to know that they have the right to feel safe all of the time. One means to do so across all levels of learning is through the Protective Behaviours Program. We also believe that it is important to connect home and school as partners in your children's education. Please join us on Thursday January 22nd for a Parent Partnership Evening when special guest Tracy Grisdale will present the Protective Behaviours Program and show you how you can implement the program in your own home. A brief introduction to the program follows and we hope to see you on January 22nd.
Protective Behaviours, a personal safety program, aims to promote resilience in children, young people, and adults, using empowerment strategies, clear communication, and awareness of "safe" behaviours. Ultimately the aim is to reduce violence in our community and prevent child abuse.The
Protective Behaviours program was originally developed as a child abuse prevention program. Today however, Protective Behaviours has a much broader application, not merely focusing on abuse prevention but addressing empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills. Learn more here and DO come on Thursday, January 22nd.