Second Step® Child Protection Unit Early Learning Lesson Notebook + Staff Training

Working together to keep kids safe from abuse

Nothing is more important than protecting children from abuse—and doing so takes vigilance on everyone’s part. To truly make a difference, both adults and children need to be educated.

Product # 300009

Price $229.00


In the notebook:

  • 6 Weekly Themes
  • Home Links and Family Letter
  • Weekly Theme DVD
  • Safety Songs CD
  • Ways to Stay Safe and Safety Rules Posters
  • 10 rule cards

Online when you register your notebook:

  • Stream lesson media direct to your learning environment—online access to Weekly Theme photos, songs, and videos in English or Spanish is included with purchase
  • Staff training
  • Family materials to email home
  • Supplemental Weekly Theme resources

Please note: Early Learning lessons use the Second Step® puppets—Boy and Girl—which aren’t included in the Child Protection Unit. If you don’t have Boy and Girl, you can purchase them separately, or substitute your own puppets.

Weekly Theme Topics
  • General Safety Rules
  • Ways to Stay Safe
  • Always Ask First
  • Touching Safety
  • Never Keep Secrets
  • Reviewing Safety Skills

Early Learning daily activities each take 5–7 minutes.

Second Step® Child Protection Unit Early Learning Scope & Sequence

Child Protection Unit (PDF)

Family Materials

Although talking to kids about sexual abuse is one of the best ways to prevent it, parents may not know how to begin the conversation or what to say. That’s why we created videos and articles with facts about child sexual abuse and tips for
getting the conversation started. And the best part is they’re free to everyone.

Child Protection Resources for Families: Sexual Abuse Prevention

For families with students being taught the Child Protection Unit lessons, family letters help explain the program and adults’ role in child protection. Take-home activities further reinforce skills and encourage family discussions.

Staff Training

The Child Protection Unit truly starts with training for all staff, with the following online training modules.


Policies and Procedures (75–90 minutes)

  • Assessing current child protection policies, procedures, and practices
  • Beginning to develop a child protection strategy


All Staff Training (75–90 minutes)

  • Recognizing indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Responding in a supportive way
  • Reporting abuse or violations of school policies


Teach the Lessons (45–60 minutes)

  • Teaching student lessons
  • Discussing unsafe or sexually abusive situations with confidence
  • Engaging families

View a sample scenario from the all-staff training, Module 2

Tools to make a difference, for the people who can

Staff Training

Taking a holistic approach to child safety, the unit provides materials and three modules of online training for administrators and all staff members.

Student Lessons

Easy-to-follow, scripted lessons teach children personal safety skills using clear, rules-based, and age-appropriate instruction, giving kids the know-how and avenues to disclose abuse.

Family Materials

The Child Protection Unit extends support to a student’s home, with materials that keep parents informed and videos that help them talk with their kids about personal safety.


We’re 35-year veterans in the field of child abuse prevention, and we’ve partnered with leading experts in the field. We’ve also taken our research and we’ve learned about best practices from our Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum and applied the best of it to the development of the Child Protection Unit.

Child Protection Unit Consultants and Advisors

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