Matilda learns that if you feel unsafe, you need to tell an adult you trust, that you don’t feel safe. She also learns the importance of persisting with telling adults you trust, until someone helps you feel safe again. As adults, we need to be careful about the messages we give to children. This book helps parents and teachers talk with children about self-protection, in a gentle and meaningful way. It also contains resource pages for adults, which include going over the main points of protective education (protective behaviours), and giving specific information to effectively and efficiently deal with receiving a disclosure of abuse from a child. This book is the first in a series of books where Miss Martin teaches her students about protective education. One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is preparing your child for the potential challenges that exist in the world. How do you achieve this without scaring them, wrapping them in cotton wool or providing them with too much information? Protective education is a proactive life skills approach. By teaching children the language and principles of protective education, in a holistic and integrated way, they can acquire invaluable skills and strategies to identify unsafe situations and protect themselves from potential harm. With a strong foundation in empowering children and building resilience, the protective education program is not only an abuse prevention program, it can also be extended to embrace anti-bullying, drug awareness, or youth suicide prevention programs.
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