As children grow and seek more responsibility and independence, parents must constantly balance decisions on their child's development between certain freedoms with safety concerns.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
- 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year, or an average of 2,000 children are reported missing each day.
- 200,000 children were abducted by family members.
- 58,000 children were abducted by non-family members.
- 115 children were the victims of a "stereotypical" kidnapping.
Our Stranger Encounters/Education and Defense Skills or S.E.E.D.S. training will give you and your child specialized skills so they will know:
WHAT to see, WHAT to yell, WHERE to go, and WHAT to do……if and when they are approached by a stranger.
The first part of the workshop will be an interactive classroom discussion. Through a “flash card” style approach using Power Point, your child will learn to quickly look for and memorize important points to help give a good description of a stranger.
Other training your child will receive will be situational awareness techniques involving: listening, using resources (finding a telephone, police officer, etc.) and providing a stranger’s physical description.
Plant the S.E.E.D.S. of awareness in your child’s mind: Plant the S.E.E.D.S. of training in your child’s response.
Although a serious topic, it is important that students pay attention. Therefore, our instructors will provide a relaxed, fun, interesting and interactive class while providing practical training for your child.
This workshop is designed for children ages 5 to 8 (one class) and 9 to 12 (one class).