Prevention Programs for Students
Preschool and Elementary
Creating Safe and Caring Environments
Preschool and Kindergarten programs are 35-45 minutes in length. All other programs 45-60 minutes in length.
Companion Parent and Teacher programs are available for all NOVA student programs.
Building Body Boundaries – Personal Safety
Preschool, Kindergarten – Grade 3
Age-appropriate programs that build body boundaries and teach children about safe and appropriate touches or requests. Children are empowered to listen to their feelings, say “no” assertively in unsafe situations, and tell a trusted adult.
Safe Touches is an evidenced-based prevention program presented to children in their 2nd grade classrooms. Two trained NOVA educators use puppets to provide developmentally appropriate content about body safety. Children learn about what they can do if they feel unsafe. For more information, click here.
Kindergarten – Grade 3
These interactive programs work to prevent bullying by encouraging positive attitudes, compassionate behaviors, and caring environments. Students explore feelings and actions, learn the value of kindness, and how to be an “Upstander.”
Gender Bullying – It’s No Laughing Matter
Targeting a covert form of bullying that intentionally uses gender to cause harm; this program discusses victim impact, clarifies the difference between joking and gender bullying and reviews students’ rights, responsibilities, appropriate responses and resources for support.
Specific age-appropriate topics for upper elementary
NOVA’s digital series provides the foundation for becoming responsible digital citizens.
- iSmart 101 – Grade 4
- Cyberbullying Prevention – Grade 5
- Digital Footprint – Grade 6
For additional information, please contact Alyssa Davis – email@example.com
Healthy Relationships in a Digital World
Understanding Sexual Violence
Through this victim-centered Sexual Violence prevention program, students will have a clear understanding of what constitutes rape and other forms of sexual violence. Affirmative consent is defined while risk reduction and bystander intervention strategies are explored. Support and resources for victims are provided as well as strategies for how to handle a disclosure of sexual violence from a friend.