Child Safety in Schools and Communities: How to Empower Children to Protect Themselves from Violence, Abuse, and Bullying
Please join The Oregon Research Institute and ECASEY in welcoming founder Stephen Daley for an information session about the radKIDS® Personal Safety and Empowerment Curriculum.
January 27, 2020
Oregon Research Institute
1776 Millrace Drive, Eugene, Oregon
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Stephen Daley will be available the last week of January for events in your community, presentations at your school, or by appointment for interested folks.
About the Talk
Children are exposed to the same crime and violence that adults encounter, as well as the unique forms of maltreatment specific to childhood, such as child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and sibling and peer bullying and assault. Children experiencing adversity across multiple contexts in their lives have a far greater burden of trauma. Therefore, interventions that do not address the full context of victimization children experience, particularly minority and social-economically disadvantaged youth, are inadequate for realistically promoting resilience and safety in their lives. This talk focuses on understanding the type of predatory violence children are exposed to in today’s world, what children need to know to be safe in their schools, communities, and homes, and how age-appropriate critical thinking and behavioral skill training can effectively empower children to recognize and avoid violence, abuse, sexual assault and bullying in their lives. Discussion of child safety issues will include consideration on how schools and communities, including school districts, the faith-based community, law enforcement, public health, parents, and municipalities, can work together in partnership to provide child safety skill training.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Stephen M. Daley, M.Ed., is founder and current CEO of radKIDS®, Inc.501c3 and is a national expert on preventing child victimization, abduction, and abuse. Steve spent 21 years as a law enforcement officer and trained law enforcement personal in areas of policing personal safety, communications, critical thinking skills, and self-defense skills including control and restraint as well as use of weapons and firearms. After completing a Master of Education in 2001, he developed the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education curriculum and began sharing the program with educators, law enforcement, advocacy workers, faith based groups, recreational leaders and parents. He then developed and implemented the radKIDS® Instructor Certification Program, which has certified over 5000 instructors across the nation. These instructors have shared radKIDS® with over 300,000 children across the U.S., documenting 159 known saves from abduction and tens of thousands of saves from sexual assault, molestation, child abuse and bullying.
Steve has devoted the last 15 years of his professional life to the development and distribution of the radKIDS® curriculum and building what today is the largest instructor based children’s safety organization in the nation.