Middle School Youth

The SPHS CARE Center STTARS Program provides specialized prevention at the middle school level utilizing the following curricula:

We Care Elementary (3rd – 6th Grade)

We Care Elementary targets students in grades 3-6.  It is part of a comprehensive approach to child sexual abuse prevention and is a continuation of the CARE for Kids Program.  Students will work toward building communication and understanding feelings, setting personal boundaries, and identifying and addressing sexual harassment. 

Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens (SAFE-T) (7th – 8th grades)

Students who participate in the SAFE-T Program will have a specific focus on information for their grade level and topics can be tailored to the needs of the district.  Topics include: coping, empathy, boundaries, sexual harassment, accountability, bystander intervention, addressing stereotypes, and understanding consent.


NetSmartz is a research-based program that teaches students about the potential dangers of the internet and gives several tips and true stories on avoiding any harm.  Key to the training is the discussion about maintaining privacy and safety while utilizing social media. 

Shifting Boundaries (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

A four-part series, Shifting Boundaries helps participants define individual boundaries and personal space.  Students will learn how to differentiate between behaviors that are acceptable and those that are inappropriate, against school policy, or against the law.  Students will also be able to identify safe places and people within their school and in other environments.


This animated short accompanied by the teaching guide is aimed at youth between the ages of 11 and 14 who are most at-risk for child sexual exploitation, (foster care, LGBTQ+, homeless). 

Teaching Tolerance: Perspectives in a Diverse America, a curriculum from the Southern Poverty Law Center

This program engages students in anti-bias, multicultural, and social justice education.  Research has shown that addressing bias and encouraging acceptance in a community will decrease the incidence of sexual and other types of violence that occur in that community.  This program is delivered as a 4-part interactive series by incorporating an anti-bias framework which includes core lessons on identity, diversity, justice, and action.

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All services through the STTARS Program are free and confidential.

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