Talking About Touching

Talking to children about child abuse prevention can be challenging for parents. YSS’s Talking About Touching program provides children with the fundamental skills to deal with dangerous situations and supports families and teachers in discussing sensitive, but critical issues with children. This program discusses fire safety, gun safety, bullying, how to ask for help and safe/unsafe touches. It’s designed for children in preschool through second grade and is taught according to the Committee for Children curriculum, which is nationally recognized, research-based and developmentally appropriate. There are up to thirteen 30 minute sessions for each grade level.  Talking About Touching is a program developed by the Committee for Children.  For more information, please go to their website.

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Educational Resources

YSS offers informational presentations to the community free of charge to raise awareness of child abuse issues, signs and symptoms, and community action. The presentations promote healthy lifestyle choices and relationships.


Please contact Prevention Services at 515-233-3141 for more information on our child abuse prevention programming.

Boone and Story County CARES (Child Abuse Resource and Educational Services) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidents of child abuse and neglect by providing services to support, educate and strengthen families in Boone and Story County. For more information, please go to their website.

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Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If your request is urgent in nature, we request you contact us by phone at 515.233.3141.