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NCJ Number: 156936 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Cops Helping Kids: Teaching Preschoolers Violence Prevention and Safety
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook is designed for police officers who are preparing to talk to preschool-aged children about drug and violence prevention and safety.
Abstract: The first section provides insight into how young children act and outlines some recommendations on teaching them about health and safety issues. The second section introduces a variety of discussion topics, along with activities to help the police officer teach important concepts; many activities involve McGruff the Crime Dog, and his nephew Scruff, recognizable and popular figures to children. Some of the specific topics police officers may want to cover with children include procedures to follow when a stranger calls or knocks the door at home, how to cross the street, car safety, separation from parents, use of the telephone to summon help, medicine versus drugs, bullies, guns and other weapons, awareness of strangers, and how to distinguish between touches that are acceptable and those that are not. The manual includes handouts and letters to parents, and a resource list.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Drug prevention programs; Police school relations; Schools; Violence prevention
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