Empowering our children with life skills and protection
P.S. The Children believes in empowering children with personal safety skills. P.S. The Childrens Personal Safety curriculum for children works to build a positive sense of self. This will build self-esteem that will empower them to use the information and skills taught to protect themselves from all forms of abuse including bullying. Personal safety also instils in adults their responsibility to protect children.
Personal safety teaches appropriate touching and respectful relationships by confronting abuse and teaching positive touching and feelings. It teaches children their rights to feel safe all the time by giving them assertive skills to escape potentially dangerous situations and, most importantly, seek help from their support systems.
- For low risk children in healthy families, personal safety teaches parents and children the right to express their opinions about how others touch them.
- For high risk children who cannot say NO to a more powerful person in their life, personal safety teaches how to use support systems to report what happened and get help for early intervention.
- For children who have been abused and cannot tell because of fear, personal safety teaches them that what happened was not their fault, thus hoping to mitigate long term effects caused by feelings of guilt and shame. And finally, personal safety teaches children about respectful relationships.
We have conducted these Personal Safety programmes for children in schools and shelters across Peninsular and East Malaysia. Specially tailored curricula developed and conducted by P.S. The Children include Personal Safety for:
- Primary school (for the ages of 7-9 and 10-12).
- Secondary school (for the ages of 13-18).
- High risk children in shelter homes.
- Hearing-impaired Teens.
Personal Safety programmes currently being developed are curricula for:
- Children with learning disabilities.
- Faith based curriculum.
- Primary school curriculum.
In addition, we also conduct special programmes for more specific needs when needed, such as self-esteem programmes for high-risk children in shelter homes and therapeutic programmes, and workshops for children and teenage survivors of the abuse.
Personal Safety Outreach
We have reached out to over 5,000 children in schools, shelters and childrens associations nationwide, including:
- Child Activity Centre Kajang
- Child Activity Centre Petaling
- Child Activity Centre Sentul
- Child Activity Centre Seremban
- Golden Kids Club / Young Achiever's Club
- Judith Child Care Centre
- Keluarga Kami Shelter Home
- Mighty Kids Kindergarten
- Pertubuhan Belia Sikh Malaysia
- Peter & Jane Kindergarten
- Rumah Kanak-Kanak Sri Aman
- Sarah Kindergarten
- Sek. Kebangsaan Damansara
- Sek. Kebangsaan Janda Baik
- Sek. Kebangsaan Taman Megah
- Sek. Menengah Kebangsaan Bako
- Sek. Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Samariang
- Sek. Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Lintang
- Sek. Menengah Kebangsaan Petra Jaya
- Sek. Menengah Kebangsaan Pusat Bandar Puchong
- Sek. Menengah Pendidikan Khas Vokasional
- SJKT Batu 14 Puchong
- SJK Senawang, Seremban
- SRJK Effingham, Bandar Utama
- SMK La Salle
- SMK Methodist
- SMK Dharma
- SMK Maxwell
- SMK Seri Permaisuri
- SMK Victoria
- SMK Taman Desa
- SMK Sedia Raja, Seremban
- Shelter 2
- SMKA Tun Ahmad Zaidi
- Society of St Vincent de Paul
- Spastic Association
- Tadika Permai
- Taska Ria
- WAO Child Care Centre
FACT: For every outreach programme that P.S. The Children has conducted to adults, schools and shelters, there has always been at least one person who tells us of sexual abuse that has happened to them or to someone else they know.