Pierceton Elementary School is hosting a nationally recognized child abduction prevention program for all students from Kindergarten though 5th grade.
KID ESCAPE™ teaches children how to “Grip, Dip & Spin™” away from potential abductors, and will be taught by authorized instructor, Steve Zorn of Warsaw. The students will be divided by grades and a total of six sessions will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, during school hours.
KID ESCAPE™ is designed to teach children how to respond to a potential abductor and, if necessary, how to use a nonviolent sequence of moves for a successful getaway. Each student will practice the skills during the assembly and athletic ability is not required because the moves are simple and fun to learn.
Zorn has been teaching self-protection classes for more than 20 years. He brought KID ESCAPE™ to the Warsaw area after learning how empowering the program has been for children around the country. The program is based on real abduction attempts where children escaped to safety. Zorn works through various scenarios with the children and teaches them special moves to avoid abductions. He believes that this training should be a life skill, much like “Stop, Drop & Roll”.
KID ESCAPE™ fills a critically important void in child abduction prevention training. Children are taught to make noise, to shout, to yell, to run, to resist, to pull away and so on… all great information. But the challenge is conditioning our children to automatically respond and stop a child predator without hesitation or self-doubt because if our children have to stop and think, it might be too late.
KID ESCAPE™ is very child-friendly, and the teaching style is motivating and non- fearful,” Zorn said. “The students practice the skills with adult volunteers and laugh while learning them which is great because they’re more likely to remember them.”
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For more information about KID ESCAPE™ visit www.KidEscape.org.