Kids Be Aware, Inc
56 mill st
Susan Ruiz,Renee Sullivan,Tiffany Henderson,Jeannette Bryant,Teressa Godley-Chase
Kids Be Aware, Inc makes it a mission to educate children and parents about infectious and chronic Diseases to increase disease awareness in schools, at home and in the community.
Children empowerment program
is designed to help children develop self-confidence, leadership skills social and public speaking skills. Children age 10 to 15 years old will learn about diseases, they will be asked to research infectious and chronic diseases with their parents help. After which they will design a story based on what they have learned from the diseases and will relate the information to other children and so develop their creativity skills and improve on their writing skills while learning about diseases. Chronic disease awareness program
Children will learn about chronic diseases, the risks factors, disease prevention strategy through curriculum activities, role play, teach back methods and games. Children will learn that healthy habits are the base for good health and that managing one's health and lifestyle is important in the prevention of chronic diseases. They will also learn that eating healthy will help them reduce the risks factors associated with chronic diseases. PARENTS EDUCATION And REINFORCEMENT PROGRAM (PERP)
KBA for parents is based on facts that parents are the main caregivers and support system in shaping their children as healthy or unhealthy adult. Consequently, it is necessary to involve parents as active leaders in the implementation of the KBA program to help it refrain from violating moral values that may be harmful to children's overall upbringing. KBA PERP is designed to help parents experiment what is being taught to their children.
Parents will have the opportunity to voice their concern and ideas about infectious and chronic disease education. K.B.A PERP is here to help parents find better ways to communicate with their children with regard to infectious diseases but also to open a dialogue about diseases in general. Home activities help families learn from one another while passing the knowledge to their children.
The first thing to do as parents is to learn to act out unhealthy behaviors by dissociating children from peers who engage in unhealthy behavior. Second, parents need to set an example by eliminating unhealthy eating habits and removing themselves and their children from unhealthy emotional family settings. KBA wants to teach parents to foster parental leadership in adopting healthy behaviors. Our goal here at KBA is to help parents learn to share responsibility for engaging in unhealthy behavior and unhealthy eating.