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Guidance
Contact:
Kristen Pye Phone Icon 245-5571 (ES) 245-6224 (HS) Email Icon Email

Hours:

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at the Elementary School

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Middle / High School

Link to classroom powerpoint presentation

Dear Parent(s),

All of us, especially children, need affection and personal contact.  However, children need to be taught that secret, deceptive or forced touching is wrong and needs to be immediately reported to an adult.  Approximately ninety percent of children who are sexually abused know the perpetrator and sixty-eight percent of them are abused by family members.

(https://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics).  The child is often scared to tell someone and the offender usually used this fear to intimidate the child to keep quiet.

During the week of April 30th, I will be presenting protective behaviors lessons in Guidance which will establish an understanding of “good” vs “bad” touch which can come from a stranger OR a person that the child knows.  We will discuss how to assertively resist when a touch becomes inappropriate, and the importance of telling an adult. Another key point I will discuss is how to listen to their “innate warning system.”  Children generally sense when something isn’t right and I will discuss the importance of identifying these feelings, and trusting them.

I will be using the book The Right Touch by Sandy Kleven for K-2nd grade and the book I Said No! by Zack and Kimberly King for 3rd – 4th grade.  The books will be accompanied by an informational coloring packet that students will be allowed to take home.

Please openly discuss with your child the difference between wanted and unwanted touches, whom they can tell, and what it means to listen to “their gut.” If a child tells you about an abusive situation, I offer the following guidelines

  • Believe the child

  • Assure the child that it was right to tell and that the abuse is not his or her fault

  • Request assistance from the police, sheriff or human services.

The Committee for Children with representative Ashley Judd created a “Hot Cocoa” talk initiative.  The link below will take you to their page that gives examples of how to start this difficult conversation as well as guidelines.  

http://www.cfchildren.org/resources/child-abuse-prevention/?utm_source=SS_clients_K-5_April_2018_

If you do not wish for your child(ren) to participate in the lesson please contact me as soon as possible.

Elementary School Office: (262)245-5571

Jr.Sr. High School Office: (262)245-6224

Williams Bay School Email: kpye@williamsbayschools.org

Sincerely,

Kristen Pye

School Counselor