classes

1. Camp Careful child safety class—ages 3-6 years old:

  • Short 30 minute talk for young children to teach them about their private zones and how to keep them safe.
  • Very interactive and friendly talk for the young ones. Parents are encouraged to stay for session.
  • Topics include:
    • Learn to protect yourself and follow safety rules that your parents teach.
    • What is a stranger? How do I deal with strangers?
    • What are private zones? (Boys vs. girls body parts. Parts covered by bathing suits—specific body part names will be used, including penis, vagina, breasts.)
    • Learn that their bodies belong to them. Private zones should be kept private.
    • Learn about good/bad feelings, good/bad touches and what to do about them.

2. Camp Careful child safety class—ages 7-12 years old:

  • 45 minute talk for school-age boys and girls to teach them about their private zones and how to keep them safe.
  • Very interactive and friendly talk for school-aged children and early teens. Parents are encouraged to stay for session.
  • Topics include:
    • How do I deal with strangers?
    • What are my private zones and how do I protect them?
    • What are the rules for day camp and summer camp safety?
    • Learn how to interact with coaches, counselors, friends, fellow campers.
    • Learn specific tactics and scenarios used by sexual predators and how to deal with them.
    • Brief discussion about social media and internet safety

3. Camp Careful parent education class:

  • 45 minute class for parents about ways to prevent child sexual abuse
  • Topics include:
    • Statistics of sexual abuse.
    • Grooming methods of sexual predators.
    • Tricks used by predators.
    • How to talk to your child about their bodies.
    • How to talk to your child about feelings, boundaries, and touches.
    • What to do in suspected cases of sexual abuse.

4. Camp Careful middle school class:

  • 45 minute class for 6-8th graders
  • Topics include:
    • what constitutes sexual abuse/assault–not just a “stranger danger” event, statistics (1 in 4 girls, 1 in 6 boys before they’re 18), when are they at risk, who are the perpetrators (someone you know, juveniles included)
    • what to do if a friend discloses sexual abuse
    • social media and internet safety
    • rules/laws about sexting

5. Camp Careful high school class:

  • 55 minute class for 9-12th graders
  • Topics include same as middle school class PLUS:
    • rules/laws about consent
    • how to prevent situations that may put students at risk for assault/abuse–buddy system, no drugs/alcohol, social media safety, trusted friends/adults

6. Pre-teen/Puberty class:

  • 40 minute class for 8-12 year olds
  • Separated by gender
  • Different from the normal Camp Careful safety classes. This is specifically to teach about puberty.
  • Topics include:
    • Physical changes during puberty
      • including body odor, acne, hair growth, growth spurts, menstruation, erections, etc.
    • Emotional changes during puberty
      • including mood swings, changing relationships
  • Allows children to ask questions in comfortable setting with doctor and age-similar peers

7. Private speaking engagements:

Dr. Soo is available for private speaking engagements and classes as listed above. For more information, including speaking fee, schedule, and details, click here.

Frequently asked questions about classes:

  1. Does the talk include discussion about sex? Surprisingly, no! The talks are geared toward teaching kids how to stop people from looking at or touching their private zones. The overlying theme is prevention and education in order to prevent abuse from ever occurring.   Sex and puberty are never discussed in the classes for children under the age of 13. Dr. Battle is aware of and sensitive to parents’ desire to discuss sexuality on their own terms and timeframe.
  2. Are the children separated into girls and boys? Because one of the themes of Dr. Battle’s talk is learning to be open about discussing body parts without shame, she teaches both boys and girls together about both gender’s body parts. Also, since sex and puberty aren’t discussed in my classes with young children, there is no need to worry about awkward questions or scenarios between boys and girls. Puberty classes are separated by gender.

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