In 1983, President Reagan declared April as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which brings awareness about the dangers of child abuse and steps that can be taken to prevent it in our community.
Various schools in Clay County utilize the prevention education programs created through the Monique Burr Foundation. MBF is a valuable community resource located in Jacksonville and advocates the safety of children through programs such as Child Safety Matters and Teen Saftey Matters. Both programs promote the 5 Safety Rules and parents or other adults can reinforce the rules with children by practicing the motions and asking children to explain each Safety Rule. Additionally, parents and adults can use the 5 Safety Rules themselves to better protect children, and download the “Child Safety Matters” app at no cost for more information.
After becoming familiar with the child abuse prevention programs from the Monique Burr Foundation, would you (parents) approve of the Teen Safety Matters program being taught to your child at LAJH?