School Programs

 

McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center’s commitment to the safety and well-being of children extends beyond those served at our Center. We are proud to offer a wide variety of school-based prevention education programs for children and youth enrolled in grades pre-K through 12th. Our programs aim to equip students with the knowledge and tools necessary to stay safe in unsafe and potentially harmful situations. If you are interested in additional information about these programs or how your school can participate in them, please contact mfmocete@mcmahonryan.org.

High Five! high five no backgrd web2

High Five! Is a unique, four-week child abuse prevention program, specifically designed to meet the needs of children in grades Pre-K through 2nd. In addition to working with the students on self-esteem and safety skills, High Five! works alongside teachers, schools professionals, and parents to offer a comprehensive program and empower the community to prevent child abuse.

*Our Pre-K curriculum is a three-week program consisting of Modules 1, 2, and 4.

  • Module 1: Understanding Feelings and Identifying “Feelings Helpers”
  • Module 2: Safety Around Strangers
  • Module 3: Rules for Safety
  • Module 4: Personal Body Safety

High Five! 3-5

High Five! 3-5 is a three-week child abuse prevention program, designed to meet the needs of children in 3rd-5th grade. In addition to working with the students on self-esteem and safety skills, High Five! 3-5 works alongside teachers, school professionals, and parents to offer a comprehensive program and empower the community to prevent child abuse.

  • Module 1: Healthy Feelings/Instincts
  • Module 2: Personal Body Safety
  • Module 3: Internet Safety

No Bully Zone no bully zone no backgrd web2

No Bully Zone is a two-week anti-bullying program designed for students in 3rd through 5th grade. During classroom time, discussions take place on what bullying is and the many forms it can take (including “cyber-bullying”), who’s involved in bullying, and the positive actions students can take to prevent and eliminate bullying in their school. We conclude by having students take a “No Bully Promise”, and a copy of this promise is left in their classroom to reinforce the messages from the program.

  • Module 1: What’s Bullying, Who’s Involved, and What Can I Do?
  • Module 2: Becoming a “Brave Bystander”

Internet Safety internet safety no backgrd web2

This one-time presentation is offered to students in 6th through 12th grade focusing on what it means to be a responsible “digital citizen.” The program is designed to help young people understand that certain types of communication (strong language, inappropriate pictures of themselves or others, or hurtful messages) can have long lasting consequences, ranging from social impacts to school disciplinary action to criminal charges.

*We are proud to provide this program in collaboration with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.

Not A Number developed by LOVE146

An interactive, five-week child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum developed by Love146. The curriculum is designed for youth in 7th-12th grade. Through open conversation and engaging activities, students will learn information and develop skills that empower them to make safe choices when they encounter potentially exploitative situations and utilize healthy support systems that may decrease their vulnerabilities.

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Human Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Module 2: Society and Culture
  • Module 3: Red Flags and Relationships
  • Module 4: Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Module 5: Reducing Risky Behavior and Getting Help

 

If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720