School-Based Programs

Berenstain Bears

Kindergarten

The book “The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers” by Stan and Jan Berenstain familiarizes young children with the concept of strangers, including who would be considered a stranger and what to do if they encounter strangers. In the book, Mama Bear uses apples to demonstrate that you can’t tell whether someone is “good” or “bad” just by looking at them, reinforcing how important it is to be cautious with strangers.

After reading the book to a class, a CAN Council prevention education coordinator will talk with students about what they learned, ask them questions for comprehension and cover additional safety information related to encounters with strangers.

For more information, including scheduling availability, please contact us.

 

Safer-Older-Smarter (S.O.S.)

Second grade

Designed specifically for a second-grade audience, the hourlong S.O.S. presentation gives children the knowledge and skills needed to keep themselves safe in their homes, neighborhoods and stores, as well as around strangers and in uncomfortable situations.

All materials are provided by the CAN Council.

For more information, including scheduling availability, please contact us.

 

Phone Etiquette

Middle school and high school

Teens today use various electronics to communicate with their friends and family, as well as to complete school assignments, review their sports calendars and research social events.

In 2008, the first public study was released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, concluding that 71% of teen girls and 67% of teen boys nationwide have sent or posted sexually suggestive content to a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Many of our young people believe that what they send or post will remain private, but this is not so. Once something is posted, it never truly goes away. The Phone Etiquette program introduces students to the social and legal consequences of participation in sexting.

For more information, including scheduling availability, please contact us.

 

Safe Baby

Middle school and high school

With our Safe Baby program, students experience the realities of parenthood through a weeklong program that includes presentations and the use of our computerized infant simulators.

During the presentations, students will be educated on how alcohol consumption can affect a developing fetus, how to protect babies while they sleep and shocking statistics related to shaken baby syndrome.

For more information, including scheduling availability, please contact us.