Pre-K to 9th-grade Prevention Programs

Our Kindergarten through 9th-grade workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn about the dangers of physical and sexual abuse, bullying, dating violence, and online risks in an environment of trust and support. All child/youth prevention programs include an adult component to inform parents/caregivers, teachers, and administrators and equip them to reinforce and support students following the workshop.

Child Safety & Assault Prevention

Since 1985, PEI Kids has been providing quality, school-based Prevention Education programs for more than 8,000 Mercer County children in annually. We present age-appropriate workshops in more than 60 public, private and charter schools covering topics including child assault, sexual abuse, abduction, bullying, teen dating safety, cyber-safety, and more. Programs feature evidence-based curriculum including Child Safety Matters, Teen Safety Matters, and Teen Mental Health First Aid, as well as NetSmartz from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Students learn:

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NetSmartz: Cyber-safety

PEI Kids presents workshops from the NetSmartz series which is designed to help students stay safe online and reduce their vulnerability to online predation and victimization. NetSmartz is an interactive, evidence-informed, educational program produced by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Designed for children ages 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement — NetSmartz provides age-appropriate training, techniques, and resources to teach children how to be safe online and offline.

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Teen Mental Health First Aid

The tMHFA program was brought to New Jersey in 2022 as part of a two-year statewide pilot program for NJ students in partnership with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and the Born This Way Foundation. Originated in Australia, the tMHFA program was tailored to the unique experiences of young people in the U.S.; and PEI KIDS was selected by the National Council to deliver the program for high-school students in Mercer County. Participants learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of suicide risk, mental health & substance use challenges among their friends and peers. Learn more about teen Mental Health First Aid

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Workshops for Adults

Workshops for adults are conducted by our trained staff with deep experience and subject-matter expertise. Most programs are 90 minutes to 2 hours in length and are geared to the needs and specific audiences, including parent groups, youth-serving professionals, coaches, educators, early-childhood professionals, healthcare professionals, and other professional, affinity, or social service organizations/groups. Customized training for your group can focus on specific areas of safety and youth development, such as: