Jewish Child & Family Service’s Partnership for Safer Schools Initiative promotes health and safety in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools through education and training, policy review and development, and community building efforts. Administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students – engage in education and training that addresses healthy relationships, handling accusations or disclosures of unhealthy or unsafe behavior, and corresponding legal responsibilities. Additionally, administrators are supported as they review, develop and implement policies that promote and provide for the health and safety of their students.
The Safety Kid program is implemented in Early Childhood through 5th grade; in middle and high school. Partnership for Safer Schools staff implement a 4-session curriculum addressing self-confidence and body image, healthy boundaries and relationships, and assertive communication.
The Partnership for Safer Schools is part of the JCARES Partnership for Safer Communities Initiative which is supported by the Michael Reese Health Trust.