Children who are sexually abused are confused, scared, and hurt. To make matters worse, once they find the courage to reveal the abuse, they’re often unable to get adults to believe them – especially if their abuser is a relative or close friend of the family. This program helps youngsters understand that it’s wrong to be touched in ways that make them uncomfortable. They learn how important it is to tell others about their confusion, fear, and hurt. Todd, a 3rd grader, learns from his puppet friends that he does not have to play “special games” and keep them secret. He also learns that sometimes you have to tell, and tell, and keep telling until someone believes you.
The Diocese of Honolulu has created a lesson plan for grades 4-6 based on this film. You can download it here. It’s a great example of how any organization can create a customized lesson plan specific to their own curriculum and their kids.