Child Abuse Prevention Scenarios
Consuelo Foundation Molokai News Release
Though Molokai is a small community, we’re not immune from child abuse. Education is an important step in prevention. Parents, don’t be afraid to talk to your children about staying safe and healthy. Here is an activity to do with your children ages 5 to 10, but it can be discussed at any age.
Talk about grown-ups they trust. Have your child think of several trusted grown-ups, they are comfortable talking to. Along with your child, identify and draw pictures of three grown-ups who will help if they have a problem. It is important to make sure to communicate with these adults about their role as a trusted person.
Your child may want to carry the picture in their school bag or post the art at home where it can always be seen. Finally, remind your children, they can always talk to you.
This activity is in conjunction with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapi`olani Women and Children Hospital. This message is bought to you by the Molokai Consuelo Team/Molokai Child Abuse Prevention.