​​Statistics of Child Sexual Abuse

  • Partner and work collaboratively with local elementary schools to present Kids Have Rights during the school day

  • Present a 30-60 minute lesson (dependent upon grade level), which is reinforced by mini-lessons taught by the classroom teacher

  • Provide all necessary materials for teachers, such as lesson plans and worksheets for the mini-lessons

What We Do:

  • 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday

  • 90% of child sexual abuse victims are abused by someone they know

  • 75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported​

  • Child sexual abuse is likely the most preventable health problem children will experience

"The kids are so confident with unsure and unsafe touches and what their plan of action is--to tell a safe adult! We have had many conversations about this."

​-Kindergarten Teacher

"Our youth needs more of this type of education to help keep them safe."

​-Kindergarten Teacher

2,006 kids in Ionia County were taught Kids Have Rights in 2022!
  • Educate and provide resources to teachers about the warning signs of child sexual abuse, how to appropriately respond to a disclosure of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse

  • Create opportunities for parents and caregivers to talk with their children about body safety and reinforce what they have learned by sending home supplemental materials

"This is a great program for parents who aren't necessarily comfortable talking with their kids about this, and vice versa."


​​Kids Have Rights

  • 95% of students said that they had at least one Safe Adult they could tell if they received a Not Sure or Not Safe touch

  • 88% of students said they knew the difference between Safe, Not Sure, and Not Safe Touches

  • 87% of teachers said they were overall pleased with the Kids Have Rights program

  • 90% of teachers said the material was presented in a context and language the students could understand

  • 80% of parents and caregivers said they would recommend the Kids Have Rights program to others

  • 90% of parents and caregivers said they reviewed and discussed the material on the Kids Have Rights worksheets with their child

We ask teachers and caregivers for their feedback so we can continually fine-tune the program to ensure that all children learn about body safety in a comfortable environment and encourage the conversation to continue at home. Here is some of the feedback we have received:

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Impact of the ​​Kids Have Rights Program

The Kids Have Rights program is a program that educates and empowers students, school staff, parents, and caregivers to recognize, prevent, and stop child sexual abuse.

The Kids Have Rights program has curriculum for kindergarten through fourth-grade students that teaches body safety in an engaging, child-centered, and age-appropriate manner.

Kids Have Rights has been named a model for body safety prevention education by the Governor's Taskforce on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance.