For your school, church, parents group…. our popular parents’ workshop.
KidWISE Institute’s flagship program is now available as a comprehensive video-based workshop for volunteers and other adults who are new at facilitating adult groups.
Because of the sensitive nature of this workshop, we recommend that volunteer leaders have a background or experience in one of the following fields:
Pre-school, Elementary or Middle School Education
Based on the
award-winning book Raising Careful,
Confident Kids in a Crazy World by Paula
Statman and the KidWISE philosophy for
“Prepare-Don’t-Scare”. Grounded in best
practices and research.
Other human services occupation or background
Workshop goals are:
Support parents in becoming good teachers and protectors of their children
Motivate parents to be aware of and involved in their children’s daily experiences.
Help parents promote positive self-esteem in their children
Develop good family communication skills
Provide safety information to parents they can teach according to their children’s age and stage
Demystify sexual predators and create heightened parental awareness and vigilance
How to be a Helpful—not Fearful—Parent
Taking an inventory of safety skills that tests what child knows and identifies what he/she needs to learn
Encouraging children to trust their instincts and act on them
Helping kids identify and resist common lures
"Family Safely Rules" that reduce the chances of a child being victimized
How to promote good family communication and healthy self-esteem
What parents need to know in order to make wise parenting decisions
Learning activities and “teachable moments” that are both practical and fun
AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH
If you are a trained facilitator interested in leading this workshop, click here. Materials include:
A fully scripted Leader’s Guide with detailed, easy-to-follow text
Questions for guided discussion
Suggestions for dealing with sensitive group dynamics
A 35-minute videotape containing six segments shown during the workshop
A preview copy of the 60-page Out of Harm’s Way Parent Guide
Step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the Guidebook exercises into the workshop
A copy of the book Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World
A CD of Out of Harm’s Way recorded by Paula Statman in 2004
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This program requires aParent Guide for each participant. The cost of the Workshop Kit is $99.95 and the cost of the Parent Guide is $10.00. A Train-the-Trainer session for workshop facilitators is recommended. Please call for pricing.