Program Overview

KIDZ Have Rights is the prevention program of the Children’s Assessment Center. Our program educates and empowers students, school staff and parents/caregivers to recognize, prevent, and stop child sexual abuse.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is teaching body safety the same thing as teaching reproductive health?

These are two different topics. KIDZ Have Rights (KHR) is a safety lesson. The focus is on educating children who Safe Adults are in their life and the different types of touch: Nurturing, Confusing, and Selfish.

Does the KIDZ Have Rights presentation include material that is scary for children to hear?

The lesson is designed by educators to be developmentally appropriate and incorporates language that is child friendly. The program is designed to educate students on:

  • touches that are safe, touches that make them feel uncomfortable, and touches that are not safe
  • recognizing Safe Adults in their life

Does KHR provide information for educators, parents and caregivers?

KHR recognizes the importance of educating school staff and parents/caregivers on the warning signs of child sexual abuse, how to respond to and report a disclosure of abuse, and how to have body safety conversations with children.

If you have further questions, please contact Tanya Muehlbauer, Children’s Prevention Program Manager, by phone at 616.336.4265 or email at kidzhaverights@cac-kent.org

 

What have parents and teachers said about KIDZ Have Rights?

“Very clear presentation! Easy for the kids to understand.”

“Absolutely love the classroom presentations and the mini follow up lessons. Your presenters are efficient, entertaining, engaging and non-threatening for the students. Thank you!.” 

“Another awesome year of KHR. Thank you for providing a kid-friendly program that teaches such an important topic.” 

“This is such an age appropriate program!  As a parent, it is often difficult to gauge how much or how little information to share with my child.  This program gave just enough to get our conversations started and was easy to put in context of our lives.  Thank you!” 

 

Funding for the 2016-2017 school year has been generously donated by

Charles M. Gates Foundation

Keller Foundation

RV Verinks

Matson Financial Group

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation

Wolverine Worldwide Foundation

Rockford Community Foundation

Sparta Community Foundation

Baldwin Community Foundation

RMHC of Outstate MI

As well as individual donations.

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tanya Muehlbauer, Children’s Prevention Program Manager, at 616.336.4265 or email at kidzhaverights@cac-kent.org

All KIDZ Have Rights materials are a registered trademark of Children’s Assessment Center.