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
1,507 kids in Ionia County were taught Kids Have Rights in 2021!
  • 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

Kids Have Rights

  • 96% of teachers said the material was presented in a context and language that the kids could understand and were overall pleased with the program

  • 86% of parents or caregivers said that their child’s knowledge of body safety increased after learning Kids Have Rights

  • 80% of students said that they had at least one Safe Adult they could tell if they received a Not Sure or Not Safe touch

  • 86% of parents would recommend the Kids Have Rights program to others.

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.