“There are things we can all do as adults in Bermuda
to protect children. It’s our job and it’s their right.”
 

 

SAFE – SCARS Arms Families through Education

Our SAFE program provides a “tool box” of information for parents, guardians and organizations entrusted with the care of children. This 1 hour presentation includes information on the statistics of Child Sexual Abuse in both Bermuda and the U.S., important information parents should know and teach their child about child sexual abuse, questions parents should ask when enrolling their child in a program, inappropriate behaviors to watch for when adults are with children, warning signs which are cause for concern for young and older children, information on how to protect your child on the internet and information on how sex offender’s groom and seduce their victims.  We also bring along a selection of books from our Lending Library for parents to take home to read to their children to learn about the issue and ways to prevent abuse from occurring.


SCARS’ objective is to raise awareness of child sexual abuse in Bermuda and it’s devastating effects on both children and their family members.

 Our intent is to ensure that our message is presented to all Parent-Teacher Associations, Youth Serving Organizations, Sports Programs, Church Groups and all other organizations who have access to children in our community.

Our focus is to stop sexual abuse before it happens and to provide resources for support if it does happen. Prevention is the key because by the time the police, a government support agency or a therapist gets involved, the molestation has already occurred and a scar has formed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ADULT PRESENTATION – NO CHILDREN ALLOWED!

 

 

 Click here to download SAFE Flyer

For more information or schedule a presentation contact: safe@scars.bm

 


 

The Following Parent Teacher Association’s and organizations have heard our SAFE program:

 

Schools

Organizations

  • Sunshine League – July 2014
  • Child & Family Services – Foster Parents – June 2015
  • Bermuda Community Development Program – Aug 2015
  • Sharks Swim Club – Sept 2015

 

Special Schools

  • Dame Marjorie Bean – Hope Academy – Mar 2015

 

Preschools

  • St. John’s Preschool – Mar 2013, Nov 2014
  • Warwick Preschool – Oct 2013, Oct 2015
  • St. David’s Preschool – May 2014
  • Prospect Preschool – Jan 2016

Primary Schools

  • West Pembroke Primary School – Nov 2011, Mar 2016
  • Harrington Sound Primary School – Feb 2012, Jan 2016, May 2017
  • Somersfield Academy – Mar 2012, Apr 2014
  • Bermuda High School – Mar 2012
  • Warwick Academy – Mar 2012
  • St. George’s Prep – May 2012
  • Prospect Primary School – Jan 2013, Dec 2014
  • Paget Primary School –  Feb 2013, Jan 2017
  • Victor Scott Primary School – Feb 2013, Jan 2015, Nov 2015
  • Purvis Primary School – Feb 2013
  • Dalton E Tucker Primary School – Mar 2013
  • Francis Patton Primary School – Mar 2013, Mar 2015
  • Elliot Primary School – Mar 2013, April 2015
  • Northlands Primary School – Feb 2014, Feb 2017
  • East End Primary School – Feb 2014
  • Somerset Primary School –  May 2014
  • St David’s Primary School – Nov 2014
  • Port Royal Primary School – Feb 2015
  • Gilbert Institute – Mar 2015
  • West End Primary School – Nov 2016

 

Middle Schools

  • Clearwater Middle School – Oct 2011
  • Somersfield Academy – Mar 2012
  • Bermuda High School – Mar 2012
  • Warwick Academy – Mar 2012
  • Whitney Institute – Feb 2013, Feb 2016
  • Sandy’s Secondary Middle School – May 2015
  • Dellwood Middle School – Nov 2014

 

High School

  • Somersfield Academy – Mar 2012
  • Bermuda High School – Mar 2012
  • Warwick Academy – Mar 2012
  • The Berkeley Institute – Nov 2012, Mar 2016

 

Home Schools

  • Learning Express Academy – May 2012
  • RHM School HouseMar 2014

 

Testimonials from School Principals or PTA Presidents:

“On behalf of the PTA, I once again thank you for the superlative job you and your team did educating us on such a sensitive, but critical topic. Your personal testimony was heart gripping and I personally thank you for sharing. The staff are very eager to commence training in September. I have also decided to include my administrative assistant and custodians.”