Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

First Steps to Safety programme

by Carolyn Gelenter, Nadine Prescott, Belinda Riley

Description

Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. All children have the right to be safeguarded from abuse or neglect so they have the opportunity to reach their potential and be successful adults. Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children teaches children to develop an awareness of personal safety; helps them to identify and express their feelings; and to make choices and solve problems.

The book outlines the First Steps to Safety programme, which has taken the core protective behaviour principles and created a teaching framework with overarching aims, with supporting lesson plans, resources and activities, in a 10-week programme that can be picked up and used by anyone in school wanting to empower children and young people of any age and any capability to develop personal safety. The information and strategies provided to children are generic and applicable across a range of situations that may arise, for example bullying, internet safety, being harmed, feeling sad or feeling unsafe. 

Sessions include:

  • My body parts
  • Showing my feelings
  • My body, thoughts and feelings all go together
  • Feeling safe
  • Behaviour choices

This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. All children have the right to be safeguarded from abuse or neglect so they have the opportunity to reach their potential and be successful adults. Protective behaviours teache

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Author Biography

Carolyn Gelenter trained as an early years teacher in Sydney in the early 1980s. After completing her studies, she worked in long day care for children aged 0-5 years. She then gained employment with Community Child Care Co-op in Sydney, at the time an advocacy and training organisation for children's services. Carolyn moved to the UK in the early 1990s and has worked across primary and special needs in London. Working in both inner-city Sydney and London led her to want to understand and work m

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2013
  • English
  • 9780863889820
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 34.99 GBP
  • Pages: 180
  • Speechmark Publishing Limited / Speechmark Publishing
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 245 x 171 mm
  • Biblio Notes: Copyright year: 2013
  • Reference Code: 25916