Student Awareness Programs
Student Awareness is a series of school programs presented in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th grades in all Decatur City Schools, Hartselle City Schools, Morgan County Schools and private schools upon request. The age appropriate programs teach children about abuse and neglect and how to respond to these situations. Students are also taught to understand the feelings and emotions, which might be associated with these situations. Students in Morgan County receive Student Awareness Programs four times as they grow and develop from ages six to sixteen. The programs also involve teachers, counselors and parents.
First, Third & Fifth Grade Programs
PACT is excited to introduce “Play it Safe!™” to 1st and 3rd graders. The goal is to help children recognize, react to, and report dangerous situations. Play it Safe!™ is a research-based, age appropriate, non-threatening, child sexual and physical abuse prevention program. The interactive curriculum speaks to children in a way they can best learn and respond. The program helps them recognize abusive behavior, and provides tools that children can use to be safe.
7th Grade Program
“Ridin’ The Roller Coaster”
The Four Core Fundamentals
- The importance of stress and anger management.
- Developing healthy relationships
- Learning about risky behaviors and their consequences.
- Defining and recognizing child abuse and neglect
10th Grade Program
Questions that are answered:
- How does my life change when I become a teen parent?
- What if my boyfriend/girlfriend is pushing and shoving me around?
- What does my cell phone and abuse have in common?
- How do the choices I make today affect the rest of my life?
1 out of every 3 teens will be in an abusive relationship. 1 out of 3 women will become pregnant before the age of 20. The 10th grade program is about getting “in the face” and “getting real” with teens about the choices they are making now and how they will impact the rest of their lives.