Training Programs

Training Programs

Sunflower House believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and respect the wide range of beliefs on how to best educate them. Sunflower House partners with public and parochial schools, and schools partner with parents to provide sexual abuse safety education, including the Happy Bear Play for 4-7 year olds and Internet Safety and other age-appropriate lessons for older children.

In addition to personal safety education for children, Sunflower House provides educational training programs for adults. These classes help adults recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, and aid in the prevention, recognition, and responsible reaction to possible abuse situations, as well as teaching effective methods to talk with children about person safety. We look forward to the opportunity to educate members of our community about child abuse and how to prevent it.

Education for Youth:

Happy Bear

PRE K THROUGH GRADE 1. This personal safety presentations is a delightful, interactive play for children ages 4-7. Implemented in more than 200 elementary schools and preschools in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, this 25-minute program addresses recognizing welcome and unwelcome touches, practicing resistance skills, and learning to report to a trusted adult. (available in English & Spanish)

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Think First Stay Safe

PRE K THROUGH GRADE 5. A research based curriculum designed for Pre K through 5th grade. It provides students with specific personal safety knowledge by the way of interactive classroom lessons, activities and PowerPoint presentations.  The program reinforces personal and digital boundaries and emphasizes that bullying and sexual abuse are against the law. It hones instincts and critical thinking skills, helps children identify trusted adults and assures them that bullying and abuse are never a targeted child’s fault. Students learn that they can play an important role in keeping their bodies safe.  Think First & Stay SafeTM program aligns with recommendations in the guidelines for personal safety programs established by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), as well as National Health Education Standards.

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E-Safety

GRADES 6-8. A presentation designed for 6th through 8th grade students focused on safety topics such as sexting, bullying, child exploitation and social networking. Sunflower House staff will present current electronic safety information including age appropriate examples, videos and necessary information regarding educational, legal and social consequences students can face while using electronic devices to communicate. The presentation includes important safety tips and information on how and where to report child abuse. When possible our law enforcement partners from local police departments and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations will co-present.

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Child Abuse and Neglect for Teens

GRADES 9-12. An interactive presentation for adolescents. Addressed during this presentation are types of abuse, including definitions and examples, positive discipline methods, along with specific & practical prevention techniques. This presentation is recommended for Child Development Classes.

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Education for Adults:

Child Abuse and Neglect (Mandated Reporter Training)

In this session you will learn to recognize signs of child abuse & neglect, and you will learn the correct procedures/laws for reporting. Topics include: How to recognize possible victims, How to report a suspicion of abuse, and How to appropriately handle a child’s disclosure of abuse.This training now includes Abusive Head Trauma prevention education. This training is approved for 2.5 clock hours, KDH&E. (available in English & Spanish)

 

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Child Protection Program

Presentation for parents on safety tips, child protection, and effective methods to talk with children about personal safety. Parents hear the information and take it home to share. (available in English & Spanish) Call Sunflower House to schedule a program.

 

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Learn more about possible dangers of internet usage, practical safety tips & tools and the cyber crime reporting process. Presentation covers electronic safety concepts, including gaming systems, music devices and other wireless/internet communication. *Presentation designed by Sunflower House, Overland Park Police Department and FBI Cyber Crime Task Force. This program is appropriate for adults only. This training is approved for 2 clock hours, KDH&E. Alternate presentations can be arranged if desired, please contact the Education Director at 913-631-5800 or bevt@sunflowerhouse.org for more information. (available in English & Spanish)

 

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Stewards of Children

A child sexual abuse prevention training that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to take courageous action. Key concepts addressed include: adult responsibility, choice, relentless compassion, consciousness and personal power. This program is appropriate for youth-serving and faith-based organizations. This training is approved for 2 clock hours, KDH&E. (available in English & Spanish)

 

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Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Presentation

Also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, this presentation is appropriate for teens parents, potential parents, or any person who may provide care for young children. The who, what, when, why and how (to prevent) of this act of violence against children are discussed through group activities, discussion and scenarios. This presentation can be requested at your location for 1 or 2 approved clock hours, please contact the Education Director for more information, call 913-631-5800 or email bevt@sunflowerhouse.org.

 

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Lunch and Learn

Child Abuse and Neglect Training at your location to assist school personnel and other mandated reporters in recognizing signs of child abuse & neglect, and knowing the correct procedures for reporting. This presentation can be requested at your location, please contact the Education Director for more information, call 913-631-5800 or email bevt@sunflowerhouse.org.

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Education at your location for staff to learn the who, what , when, and how (to prevent) this act of violence against children are discussed through group activities, discussion, and scenarios. This presentation can be requested at your location, please contact the Education Director for more information, call 913-631-5800 or email bevt@sunflowerhouse.org.

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