Elder Abuse Prevention
Social Emotional (SEER)
The Health and Wellness Coalition of Dickinson County along with the Quality of Life Coalition (Fiscal Agent) was awarded a grant from The Community Foundation of Dickinson County to help establish the Share-a-Bike Program at Little Ike Park in Abilene with the intention of reaching out to other communities in the future. The program was launched in August 2014 at Little Ike Park.
Throughout each school year, the Quality of Life Coalition provides the Happy Bear prevention program in Dickinson County schools. The objective of the Happy Bear program is to provide education on safety and prevention of child abuse. The main goal is to teach preschool to second grade children the three R’s of sexual abuse prevention: Recognize, Resist, and Report sexual assault. The three R’s help children recognize and respond appropriately to all types of touching.
Happy Bear is a costume that a volunteer wears to help engage and educate.
This project is made possible by the Community Foundation of Dickinson County.