Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Keep Kids Safe.. Prevention-Awareness - Strategies -- in KGH

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Keep Kids Safe .. from inappropriate behavior in school, camp and the neighborhood
In an effort to educate people about protecting children from improper behavior and sexual predatory acts, the National Council of Young Israel together with the Queens Jewish community is hosting a critical program for parents, teachers, and rabbonim that will focus on prevention, awareness and action strategies. The program, which is entitled "Keep Kids Safe from inappropriate behavior at school, in camp, and in the neighborhood," will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 7:00 PM at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, which is located at 150-05 70th Road in Kew Gardens Hills, New York.
This program is open to the entire community and is being sponsored by the National Council of Young Israel, the Queens Jewish Community Council, the Queens County District Attorney's Office, the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, Jewish Connections - Pride Of Judea - Ezrat Chayim, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, and the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Rabbi Herschel Welcher, the Mara D'asra of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. The guest speaker will be David Pelcovitz, Ph.D., the Strauss Professor of Education and Psychology at the Azrieli School of Jewish Education at Yeshiva University.
"The abhorrent act of sexual molestation against children is a real threat that people need to be cognizant of at all times," said Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, the Director of Programming for the National Council of Young Israel. "This program will provide parents and teachers with the essential information necessary to combat these heinous acts and properly protect our children from sexual predators."
Rebbetzin Steinig noted that a similar program is being planned for the Brooklyn Jewish community in the fall.

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