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Raising a Hand

School Based Education


Child Presentations

We provide presentations for children grades K-5 using the Child Safety Matters® program, created by the Monique Burr Foundation. The program empowers children to spot and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, and digital dangers. Most importantly, it teaches that adults are
responsible for their safety but there are things they can do to help adults keep them safe. The program is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts. This curriculum meets Erin&Law (SB 856) when implemented in four sessions. 
The Child Safety Matters® presented in two lessons ranging from 35-55 minutes (or in four shorter lessons) in an in-person or virtual classroom setting. Lessons include PowerPoint lecture, group discussions, videos, and fun games and activities. Throughout these lessons, children will learn five easy-to-remember Safety Rules that they can use to help the adults in
their lives keep them safe.


  • Safety awareness

  • Shared responsibility for safety

  • Safe Adults

  • Types of abuse

  • Red Flags

  • Safety Rules


  • Bullying

  • Cyberbullying

  • Digital abuse

  • Digital safety tips

  • Digital citizenship

  • Safety Rules

Youth Presentations

Designed for middle school and high school-aged youth who attend Hood
River, Klickitat, Gilliam, Wheeler, and Wasco County schools, our
presentations are used to supplement education in health and wellness,
child development, family and consumer science, and technology classes.
These presentations are also available in-person or virtual for youth
groups, camp counselors, and other middle/high school-aged groups.



Building Foundations for Healthy Relationships (BFFHR)

BFFHR is a comprehensive violence prevention curriculum for students grades

6-8. BFFHR seeks to stop child abuse and interpersonal violence by promoting
healthy relationships, healthy development, and safe environments. Building
Foundations for Healthy Relationships satisfies every component of Erin’s
Law, and meets many of the Oregon Health Teaching Standards and laws
regarding violence prevention and healthy relationships. The curriculum
incorporates prevention theory as well as culturally responsive pedagogy. The
interactive material covered in BFFHR meets the Oregon Health Standard for each
grade, and provides four, one-hour teachings per grade.



SafetyNet Internet Safety

SaftyNet is a nationally recognized curriculum for grades pre-K - 12, that  aims to educate youth in the area of: sexting, online predators, using popular apps and app features responsibly, protecting one’s reputation, and making positive choices online. he curriculum can be provided in a one-hour presentation or given in a 90 minute session with classroom discussion and involvement. 

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