Holly’s House to receive handmade blankets from Christ the King students

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Wednesday, Holly’s House will attend a presentation of several blankets which were handmade by Christ the King School students.

The blankets were handmade by 7th and 8th Grade Students in support of Holly’s House and the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program. 

Holly’s House offers the “Think First & Stay Safe” personal safety and child abuse prevention program at no charge to elementary schools in five counties in Southwest Indiana. 

This program utilizes the curriculum developed by Child Lures Prevention and focuses on helping children understand the lures or tricks that are used by people who might want to hurt them. 

The program also focuses on bullying, internet and general safety lessons including emphasizing the importance of telling a trusted adult if they feel scared or unsafe. 

Since first offering the program in the spring of 2010, over 40,000 elementary school students have been taught how to “Think First & Stay Safe.”

As the demand for the program has increased, the “Think First & Stay Safe” staff has grown to include one fulltime and three part-time prevention educators.

Holly Edmond, Holly’s House Executive Director, said, “This heartfelt gift shows that students want to support Holly’s House and those we serve. The “Think First & Stay Safe” program utilizes age-appropriate lesson plans to teach safety tools children may use for the rest of their lives. To receive this gift at Christ the King makes it even more meaningful.  It is wonderful to know that students who have been taught the “Think First & Stay Safe” program join Holly’s House in our commitment to prevent child abuse.”

The presentation will take place at 1:15.

Christ the King School is located at 3101 Bayard Park Drive, in Evansville.

For more information on the “Think First & Stay Safe” program, click here.

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(This story was originally published on December 19, 2018)

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