The Personal Safety Awareness Program has helped many people. Here's
what they say:
mother and father expressed appreciation for the program with
these courageous words:
just want you to know how important these programs are that
you give. We are so thankful that our daughter was there to
hear what you had to say. Because of it, she has been saved
from a lot of heartache and pain."
fourth grader responded to the question on the student evaluation
form when asked, "Do you have any other comments or suggestions
that might help us improve this program?" The child responded,
but I have one wish, I wish a scientist could come up with a
magic thing, that would make all people good people."
United Way Director wrote,
associated with the program have heard many times over from
children who have managed to avoid becoming victims. And of
course, children who have already been victimized when introduced
to PSAP were able to tell a trusted authority figure about the
abuse. As a result, the child is able to escape additional years
of potential abuse. PSAP has built a record of success in positively
changing the lives of many Kansas children. We are seeing the
results: it's working."
School Principal quoted,
a 19-year veteran of this school district, this is one of the
smoothest, most positive and most beneficial programs to come
into our schools in a long time. Our parents and staff have
been very appreciative. The students' reaction was what we expected.
They were not scared or frightened, it just made them aware.
It has been just excellent."
Service Supervisor of SRS recently wrote a support letter and said,
is my personal experience in working closely with the PSAP to
know that this program is being introduced into the schools
in a very sensitive, tasteful fashion. I have found staff of
HMHC to be very cooperative in working with the rules and regulations
of SRS and in helping in the public awareness of resources available
for those in need. In 1996 in Reno County, we received 861 concerns
of possible abuse and neglect, which included sexual abuse.
We certainly believe that many of these reports would not have
been received if the children had not been aware that there
is help available."
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