Mark your Calendar! The next FREE Safety Compass Abuse Prevention Program Workshop will be held Thursday, November 15th from 6:00-8:30pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall- 780 N. Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Bring a guest!
Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to protect their children from abuse and abductions, increase family communication skills, create a positive change in the world, help save a child’s life, learn about the Safety Compass Children’s Program, receive helpful resources, and FREE Safety Compass Materials.
We are dedicated to providing abuse prevention education to families regardless of their ability to pay. Therefore, Safety Compass is solely funded by donations at this time.
Please RSVP to Kristina Nelson at 407-625-4736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s easier to prevent abuse than it is to heal from it!”
Thanks to all who attended the Safety Compass workshop last night! It was great! It is such a blessing to be creating positive change in the world! If you have not been able to attend a Safety Compass workshop yet, please look for updates on our website and become a part of the effort to prevent child abuse before it occurs! YOU make a difference in the world! Thank you!
Reminder: Safety Compass Abuse Prevention Program Workshop for adults will be held this Thursday, Sept. 27th from 6:30-8:30 PM! I hope to see you there! Please call 407-625-4736 to RSVP. Thank you!
I just left, yet another store, where I turned around over 100 magazines advertising “Sex Tape” “Sex Moves”, “Wild Sex”, etc. After being approached by the store manager who asked me if I was ready to check out, I kindly stated, “No.” “I will not be ready to check out until every single magazine that is advertising “Sex,” at our children’s eye level is turned around, covered up, placed in a more appropriate area, or removed from the store.” The store manager looked at me as if I were crazy. Crazy!?! Really? What’s crazy is that society supports the advertisement of distorted versions of sexuality to our children.
Hold your heads high people, and stand up for your children. “Think about it”, I said to the woman. “When you are standing at the checkout of a store, unloading your cart, what are you children doing?” They are standing there, reading all these magazine covers advertising “Sex.” Have you talked to your kids yet about sex? Do you think they don’t notice this stuff? Do you think they don’t read these ads, or hear about sex on TV? If you think your children do not notice, I am afraid you are wrong. We live in an overly sexualized society, where “Sex” is being advertised everywhere, in one way or another.
So, how do we raise our children in this environment, and still set a solid foundation of morals and respect of self and others? Let me tell you, it’s an ongoing battle. We cannot be ignorant of the issue at hand. Ignorance is not bliss! Stand with me and make a change! Do not let society teach your kids about sex. YOU teach your kids about sex in a healthy and appropriate manner. Versus having them learn this information from the cover/contents of a magazine sitting on a rack in the grocery store, in your stack of magazines at home, or from their friends who may have their own ideas about sex based on information they have read from magazines, or heard from TV.
After I expressed my opinion to the store manager, she told me she was sorry, but there was nothing she could do about it. Don’t tell me you can’t do anything about it! You are a human being with a voice. Think about all the great people from the past, and present, who have used their voices to make a positive change in this world: Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus Christ, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc, and Mahatma Gandhi! Where would we be if they had remained quite?
Stand up for yourself, for your children, and for your community. Use your voice and make a difference! If you don’t, who will? The more voices heard, the more change can happen. We cannot sit on the sidelines and wait for others to make changes for us. We need to make the changes ourselves! We need to stand up! We need to use our voices for good!
The Safety Compass program provides child safety education and abuse prevention skills to children and parents/caregivers to help prevent abuse before it occurs!