Building Healthy Relationships is a 5 week / 5 hour sexual assault prevention program structured to be appropriate for all ages of students. The program teaches young people how to identify and articulate their own boundaries while respecting those of others. As a result, students cultivate skills that will help them recognize and develop healthy relationships based on mutual respect and positive communication.
The Child Victims' Trust Fund has been providing funds for child sexual abuse prevention programs since 1985. Since its inception, CVTF has educated thousands of children and adults including parents, teachers, and professionals interacting with abuse victims and other community members.
CVTF also provides reimbursements for child sexual abuse medical exams across the state.
You can help by making a donation in any of the following ways:
1. In the tax refund check-off section of your Kentucky income tax form, look for the box with the CVTF logo and check the box corresponding with the amount you would like to donate form your tax refund.
2. Go to your local county clerk's office and request the "I CARE ABOUT KIDS" license plate.
3. Make a tax deductible donation by contacting the CVTF Program Administrator, Office of the Attorney General, 1024 Capitol Center Dr. Suite 200 Frankfort, Ky. 40601, (800) 372-2551, (502) 696-5312, CVTF@ag.ky.gov
Proceeds from the license plate and Kentucky tax form donation go to CVTF to help Kentucky's most vulnerable children-those who are victims of sexual abuse. For more information, visit their Web Site: http://ag.ky.gov/victims/cvtf.htm
Adult Education Classes- "Understanding and helping to prevent Child Sexual Abuse"
This is a 2 hour class which teaches adults that every member of the community can do something to help stop current abuse and prevent abuse in the future
Pre-School- "It's Your Body: You're In Charge!"
This program is designed to introduce the youngest students to the subject of child sexual abuse in an easy-to-understand, nonthreatening way. Teaching children at an early age that they are in charge of their own body, and that certain touches and behavior by others is not permissible, which can help them understand how to prevent or deal with sexual abuse.
Elementary Grades 3rd-6th- "If It Happens to You-Dealing with Abuse" This prevention program presents the realities of child abuse from a child's perspective, including the guilt and responsibility a victim may feel, and the difficulty a victim may have in reporting an incident of abuse.
Media Safety- Appropriate for 7th-12th grade- "What is Sexting?" Students are taught the 5 basic rules of media safety when it comes to Sexting.
1. Think about the consequences
2. NEVER take pictures of yourself that you wouldn't want everyone to see
3. Think before you send
4. Only texts, e-mail or attachments open from friends
5. If you...create, keep or send an inappropriate picture of someone under 18 years old...It is ILLEGAL!
Dating Violence- Appropriate for 9th-12th grade-
Warning signs of abusive relationships as well as characteristics of healthy relationships are discussed.