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HELLEN CARO ELEMENTARY BECOMES FIRST SCHOOL TO BE A CERTIFIED SAFE KID ZONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GULF COAST KID'S HOUSE

(September 9, 2019 – Pensacola, Fla.) – Hellen Caro Elementary is the first school in Escambia County School District to step up and become a Certified Safe Kid Zone with a new training offered by Gulf Coast Kid’s House.  

 “We are excited to be a certified Safe Kid Zone. Our students’ well-being is our top priority,” stated Sandy Moore, Principal of Hellen Caro Elementary. “This reminded our teachers of their responsibility, and this training created discussion among them. We believe this training is a valuable resource for our community.” 

 Safe Kid Zone is a 30-minute web-based training that is used to educate anyone above the age 18 on how to recognize, report and reduce child abuse in our local community. This training was created by GCKH in partnership with the Greater Pensacola Chamber Leadership Class of 2019. Since its launch in early May, over 30 businesses/organizations have become certified Safe Kid Zones, and over a thousand individuals have completed the training.  

 Gulf Coast Kid's House is a children's advocacy center serving Escambia County. As a children's advocacy center, they combine all the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at their center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid's House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that they can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families they serve. 

 

If your business would like to receive complimentary child abuse prevention education or become a certified Safe Kid Zone please contact Gulf Coast Kid’s House, 850-595-5783 or outreach@gckh.org for more information. 

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  Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is not state or federally funded. In 2018, Gulf Coast Kid’s House provided services to over 3,100 child victims of abuse and neglect. The trained professionals under one roof investigate, treat, and prosecute cases of child sexual and physical abuse, and severe neglect; education in child abuse prevention is also provided.  

 

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