In addition to on-site services, Kids in Crisis reaches thousands of families and children through preventive community programs designed to address problems before they become too much to handle.
Created specifically for children in elementary school, SafeTalk utilizes the curriculum of the Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP) under the auspices of the International Assault Prevention Center (ICAP). An interactive, age-appropriate empowerment program for children Kindergarten through Grade 5, SafeTalk teaches children how to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous situations – including, bullies, strangers and inappropriate touch. Since 1999, SafeTalk has been presented to more than 50,000 children in the area.
For older children, there’s Safe Place, a national program that brings together municipal departments, local businesses, public safety locations and neighborhood centers that serve as Safe Place sites, affording children safety and help right around the corner.
Kids in Crisis also offers TeenTalk throughout the area. TeenTalk places trained counselors in area middle and high schools to provide a confidential support system for students dealing with the wide range of issues that arise in adolescence.