Children/Youth Prevention Programs

Our pre-K through 8th-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. For high-school students, our teen mental health program teaches life-saving skills to help deal with a mental health challenge or crisis. Programs are available to schools and youth-serving organizations.

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 these trainings.

Child Assault Prevention (CAP)

Since 1985, PEI Kids has been the exclusive New Jersey Child Assault Prevention
designee for school-based prevention education programs in the Mercer region. Each year, we present workshops to more than 7,000 children, from preschool through ninth grade, in more than 50 public, private, and charter schools. Educational workshops cover training on topics including child assault, sexual abuse, bullying, teen dating and consent, cyber-safety, and more. Core curricula includes:

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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. The program — designed for children ages 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement — 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 through a partnership with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and the Born This Way Foundation. This evidence-based program originated in Australia and was tailored to the unique experiences of young people in the U.S. PEI Kids was selected by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to deliver the tMHFA 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 and older teens 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, educators, early-childhood professionals, youth groups, healthcare professionals, and other professional, affinity, or social service organizations and groups. Customized training for your group can focus on specific areas of child safety and youth development, such as: