The widely-praised “Safe At Last” child sexual abuse prevention curriculum was purchased from the Sexual Assault Center (SAC) of Nashville TN Feb. 9 for use in teaching children how to protect themselves from sexual abusers.
Research shows that over 90 percent of those who sexually abuse children are family members or someone the child already knows and trusts.
The program is currently being used in public and private schools throughout Tennessee, as well as in Illinois, California and other states. It is endorsed by the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System and Catholic Schools, Diocese of Nashville TN. It also exceeds the requirements of the National Council of Bishops’ Charter Mandate on the Protection of Children and Young People, plus meets many standards set by the American School Counselor Association.
The SAC works with a committee of educators from local universities, public and private schools, as well as our clinical therapists, to review and revise materials in order to provide effective health and primary prevention programs.
Lillian Smith will be the first organization to use it in Texas.