ACT Raising Safe Kids

An eight-lesson curriculum series of educational programs about basic child development practices to prevent violence and teach responsible behavior.

This program was developed by The American Psychological Association--APA--and the National Association for the Education of Young Children--NAEYC--as part of the ACT (Adults and Children Together) Against Violence initiative.

Violence is a learned behavior, so it's important to teach parents and caregivers of young children (birth to age 8) about these topics:

  • understanding the impact of violence on young children
  • anger management
  • social problem-solving
  • discipline
  • media violence

Training materials are available in English and Spanish.

Purdue Extension educators using this program have been trained as ACT program facilitators.