Child Safety Matters

Child Safety Matters
Posted on 12/21/2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In 2017, Senate Bill 355 (also known as Erin's Law) passed in the state of Indiana. This law requires our school corporation to use age-appropriate material to educate our students in grades K-12 on the importance of body safety, recognizing signs of abuse, and how to report any concerns they may have. Southwest School Corporation, in partnership with Susie's Place (a child advocacy center located in Terre Haute), has selected the Monique Burr Foundation Child Safety Matters/Teen Safety Matters curriculum to fulfill this state requirement.

The MBF Child Safety Matters program teaches children to spot and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, and digital dangers. This curriculum is comprised of 4 weeks of lessons at the elementary level and 6 weeks of lessons at the middle school level. The high school curriculum is pending at this time, but is expected to be available by Spring 2019. Counselors will be presenting this curriculum to students beginning in January 2019.

  • K-5 Sullivan Elementary School - January 2019
  • 6-8 Sullivan Middle School - January/February 2019
  • K-8 Carlisle Elementary/Middle School - January/February 2019


You can learn more about this curriculum by clicking this link: Child Safety Matters, or by downloading the "Child Safety Matters" app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Additional information is attached. 
If you have questions or concerns about the program please plan to attend one of the scheduled K-8 parent meetings:

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.:
SMS multipurpose room

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.:
Carlisle Elementary and Middle School

High school parents, more information to come in the Spring.

Sincerely,

Chris Stitzle
Superintendent, Southwest School Corporation

Click the link below for more information:

Body Safety Information
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