Kids on the Block provides school based prevention services about the problem of child abuse. The program equips children with the skills to recognize and report abuse and bullying. The program is approved by the Diocese of Covington as a Safe Environment Program. Both the Child Abuse Prevention and Bullying and School Safety performances target school age children, Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Child Abuse Prevention Performance
The Child Abuse Prevention performance uses life size puppets to educate children about child abuse and neglect. The performance targets school age children, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and is offered to all Northern Kentucky schools and community groups in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties for free. Performances outside those counties are available for a fee.
Child Abuse Prevention Performance Details:
- Performances are dynamic and interactive to keep the audience engaged
- Puppeteer(s) are trained to address issues and questions related to child abuse so the audience can better understand information and gain more knowledge on abuse and the signs after the performances
- Children are provided with activity books about the presentation and given a 24-hour abuse reporting number
- Adults are provided an Educator’s Guide that includes signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, reporting best practices and suggestions for how to respond when a child discloses abuse
Bullying and School Safety Performance
The Bullying and School Safety Performance has been developed to educate children about what bullying is, how to be kind other children, provide specific strategies to make schools a safer place, and help children avoid or cope with bad situations. The Bullying and School Safety Performance targets school age children, Kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is available to a limited number of schools and community groups in the tri-state area for a fee.
Bullying and School Safety Performance Details
- explains/defines what is bullying
- provides various problem solving techniques
- encourages children to talk about their feelings and about unfair situations
- provides intervention strategies to adults and children
- increases awareness and acceptance of human similarities and differences
- encourages children to be secure and confident in their own understandings of right and wrong and to reject unacceptable bullying behavior in others
The performance includes two skits where the puppets share their personal experiences with bullying, then bullying situation shown to the audience. The puppets talk about how children being bullied can address the problem. Ways in which children who see teasing or bullying happen and how they can respond to diffuse the situation are talked about. After the presentation, the puppeteers answer questions using the puppets. The audience is welcome to share their ideas and suggestions.
To request more information about Kids on the Block performances, please contact the Kids on the Block Specialist
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This program would not be possible without the generous support of the following funders:
Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties; The Charles H. Dater Foundation; Diocese of Covington; The Jack J. Smith, Jr. Charitable Trust, PNC Bank and Karen B. Wachs, Co-Trustees; Chas. and Ruth Seligman Family Foundation; The Sutphin Family Foundation, PNC Bank Trustee; Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation