While we aren’t able to meet in person right now, our Youth Advocates are creating videos for children to watch at home. For more information or to be connected to a Youth Advocate, please call 262.547.4600 or email us.
Storytime: “I’m Gonna Push Through”
*This book contains material that may trigger difficult thoughts and feelings. If you or your child would like support in processing unexpected reactions to this book, please call The Women’s Center’s 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828.
Join Ms. Rachel for storytime! This is an empowering, energetic, and all-inclusive picture book that celebrates resilience in the face of adversity.
Use the following discussion questions to encourage your child to stay positive:
- Which of the figures discussed in this story did you know? Who are you excited to learn more about?
- In your own words, what does it mean to “push through?”
- What were some of the examples of kids “pushing through” from the story? What do these stories have in common?
- What are some of the challenges you have pushed through?
Deep Breathing Exercises
Youth Advocate, Mr. Jon, will show you how to do some deep breathing exercises that help your body calm down and your mind to focus.
Making a Family Activities Jar
Ms. Rachel will show you how to make a family activities jar that you can use whenever you need a fun idea for family time! If you would like to do this activity and need supplies, contact your advocate or call our 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828.
Creating a Daily Schedule
Ms. Rachel & Mr. Jon will show your child how to create a daily schedule to manage their daily routine, school work, and free time during the COVID-19 quarantine!
Violence Prevention and Community Education
For more information on our program, please visit our Violence Prevention and Community Education page or call 262.547.4600.
Storytime: “My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes”
*This book contains material that may trigger difficult thoughts and feelings. If you or your child would like support in processing unexpected reactions to this video, please call The Women’s Center’s 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828.
Violence Prevention Advocate, Ms. Susannah, reads this story about personal space. Because kids are often expected to give hugs and kisses to adults they don’t know very well, it is especially important to teach kids that their bodies are their own, and that they do not have to give hugs or kisses to anyone they don’t want to. This story uses age-appropriate language and examples to help your child understand appropriate versus inappropriate touch. Use the following discussion questions during or after the video to reinforce healthy ways for children to respond to and report unwanted touching.
• How many bodies do you have?
• Does anyone else have the same body as you?
• Who does your body belong to?
• What would you say if you did not want to touch someone?
• What would you say if you did not want someone to touch you?