Three day care centers in Kleinenbruich receive strong children’s funds as a preventative programme

Preventive program to protect against sexual violence against children
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“Strong Children’s Fund” for day care centers in Kleinenbruich

The Big Red Treasure Chest is the core component of the prevention program to protect youngsters from sexual violence. Kleinbrewecher Ben-Baq supported the project with 2,500 euros.

Kleinenbroich. Today is International Children’s Day, but yesterday three day care centers in Kleinenbruich received a large red treasure chest with the inscription ‘Children’s Strong Box’ written on it. In addition to specialized literature for teachers, this includes picture books, cute plush kitten Kim, a sparkling golden megaphone and other treasures.

But children have not yet discovered the greatest treasure. Because this treasure themselves, the enclosure is the central component of a preventive program to protect kindergarten children from sexual violence. Program goals are self-respect and comprehensive prevention in day care centers that include children, parents, and professionals.

“We have an exciting number today,” Jerome Brown confirmed when Box 499 was delivered to the daycare center with M Holzkamp Family Center. You will use the “Strong Kids Box” in conjunction with the municipality’s day care center in the indoor pool and the municipality’s comprehensive family center on Josef Thory Strasse.

The project is sponsored by the German Hansel and Gretel Foundation for Child Protection in Karlsruhe and the non-profit Petze Institute for the Prevention of Violence hopes to have more than 5,000 kindergartens for the prevention program by 2028. According to Brown, the foundation’s managing director, at least three daycare centers must share in the box.
Ben Buck financed the “Strong Children’s Fund” for the Kleinenbruich nursery in the amount of 2,500 euros. The news of child abuse is frightening and unbelievable. “You have to open up the community to this,” says Kleinenbroicher, explaining his motivation.

Those involved realize that not every explicitly phrased “no” actually protects. Therefore, children should also learn during the program that they are not to be blamed if they are being abused. “They must be taught to speak, and for that they must be able to speak,” Brown asserts.

Because conveying guilt to the victims is part of the offender’s strategy. Therefore, in addition to beautiful things, there is also a dark bag of anxiety in the chest, which should be disposed of as much as possible. In this way, children must learn to trust and find comfort in their needs. The often trivial naming of the genitals has absorbed the culprits.

But the ability to name feelings and genitals indicates potential culprits that children know about. The megaphone especially helps quieter children to shout out loud “No”. “A shovel is sometimes used against other unpleasant things, but that’s fine too,” Brown says with a smile.

Kindergarten principals are convinced of the concept. The program fits perfectly with the conceptual work, reassured hostess Elke Berzen and colleagues Karin Goldammer-Manolakis of the municipal day care center in the indoor pool and Barbara Antony-Wildschütz of the comprehensive family center.

Units can also be used depending on the situation, if children receive motivation, for example from the so-called d. Toys. With the help of the magnetic doll, kids can show which parts of their body they want to touch and which parts they don’t want to touch. At the end of the six-module programme, each child receives a picture book titled “Real Treasures!”. The chest also contains various instructions, including instructions for your treasure chest. This is how the subject is transferred to the parental home. According to Berzen, committed parents will ask. This also makes the topic more general.

  • Six protective principles: 1) My feelings are correct! 2) I can distinguish between pleasant and unpleasant touches! 3) I know the difference between good and bad secrets! 4) I get help if I can’t do something on my own! 5) My body is mine! 6) I can say no! It’s not my fault if something happens to me!

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