Community Education Program: Project H.O.P.E.

Healing through Outreach, Prevention and Education.

Prevention Education is intentional, empathetic, and relevant to the children we work with.

It is Age-appropriate with a warm, engaging, and thought-provoking interaction between the presenter and young people. The goal behind abuse preventative education is to reduce the risk of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in children who live in our community.

The Dragonfly House Provides:

Play it Safe! ® Curriculum for Pre-K through 5th grade.

  • Evidence informed child sexual abuse preventative curriculum.
  • Teaches young people to identify sexually abusive behavior, along with physical and emotional abuse.
  • Provides tools needed to be safe.
  • Teaches actions to take in threatening situations.
  • Provided in a safe environment.
  • Taught one group or classroom at a time.
  • All lessons provide direct definitions of abuse terms, scenarios, activities to engage, visual posters, and video.

Video trailers that support curriculum:



Ages 8-14 - school selects grade-levels to participate.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE - discussion and video presentation designed for children ages 8-14 to teach them about the basics of personal safety in both the real and virtual world. Topics center around inappropriate touch, identifying trusted adults, and the danger of sharing personal information on phones and social media.

6TH-10TH grades – school selects grade-levels and presentations that best address concerns they have for their students.

Some programs can be completed in one day; others may need additional days depending on length of class periods.

BLUEPRINT –engaging presentation on empowering teens to plan for their future by loving and respecting themselves and others. Topics center around appropriate relationships, coping methods, self-harm, and suicide.

#P3 – program covering phone use, posting, and photographing. This program will allow students to see the positives and negatives of how they use their phone, apps, and social media accounts. It also explains digital foot printing and shares the laws and consequences that surround using social media and phone communication.

DRAGONFLY - presentation on types of abuse that empowers teens to assess themselves and their peers in order to recognize abusive situations and relationships.

OH SNAP! - presentation with an overview of snap chatting and other social media that can be compromising to youth. Explains best practices when using social media and sending messages.

RESPECT LOVE - presentation on responsibilities in teen dating. Topics center on making good choices in early dating relationships and avoiding abusive or threatening circumstances.

Abuse Prevention Education For Adults

(Teachers, Professionals and Caregivers)

THE EDUCATOR'S ROLE IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT - Why educators should be concerned about abuse, how to identify and respond to concerns of abuse, the ACE Study, what abuse means in their classroom, and how our agency can help.

 - Educates child-serving professionals on the basic issues of child abuse, how to recognize physical & behavioral signs of the forms of child abuse, & how to make a report.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT STEWARDS OF CHILDREN PROGRAM - The only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors, targets parents, responsible adults and youth serving organizations.

Provides the language and tools needed to talk with children about personal safety, and explains necessary policies for child serving organizations.

 - Offers guidance to teachers that use social media and that communicate electronically with parents and students.

STOP, LOOK & LISTEN - Supports parents with best practices in social media, phone use, bullying, & other concerns adults have for our youth.

How will “prevention” work through The Dragonfly House?

  • Community Educator works with school to arrange best time and dates for prevention. We always try to do prevention once, yearly, and in the smallest class setting possible.
  • School personal and parent may preview script and material.
  • Schools distribute a permission slip for parents/caregivers in accordance to district policy.
  • If utilizing Play It Safe, Interactive lessons are approximately one hour, including the 10-20-minute movie.
  • Ice-breaker
  • Dialogue during presentation
  • Time for questions and concerns after the presentation
  • Acknowledgement of each child’s response with appropriate follow-up
  • Teachers and caregivers are accountable and must respond to any disclosure of abuse following preventative curriculum presentations. Report to authorities according to our state law.
  • All curriculums are delivered free of charge to the communities served by The Dragonfly House.

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