Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Body Safety program to be held on March 5, 6

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

The Huntington County Community Schools, along with the Child Protection Team and the Youth Services Bureau will be hosting the “Body Safety” program presented by Sgt. Terry Hall to Salamonie, Roanoke and Huntington Catholic students. The program will be held at Huntington Catholic on Tuesday March 5 in the morning, and Roanoke in the afternoon. Salamonie students will hear this vital message on Wednesday March 6 in the morning.

“We feel it is so important that parents, teachers and the community as a whole to learn how they can help take an active role in helping protect our children. Therefore we will host a community meeting to share the information that Sgt. Hall will share with the students, and how we as adults can help,” stated Trace Hinesley, HCCSC. The meeting will be held Monday March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Child care will be provided.

The Body Safety program is presented in an age-appropriate manner. It will provide the students with important information on how they can help protect themselves by knowing the tricks predators’ use, the risks associated with social media and instill a sense of empowerment for each student.

The program is funded by the Ecolab Foundation and is in collaboration with the Child Protection Team, Department of Child Services, Huntington County Community School Corporation, the YSB and other partners including local law enforcement, prosecutor’s office and probation department.

To learn more about the program contact Jan William, Youth Services Bureau, at (260) 356-9681.