Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™

Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ is a prevention and education program that teaches elementary school-aged children that their bodies belong to them, it is okay to say "NO!" to unwanted touches from anyone, to tell a trusted adult, and abuse is never their fault. These messages of empowerment will affect these children for a lifetime, as well as their friends and siblings, and their own children one day.

Participating Programs

Thank you to our school partners that continue to bring Smart Steps into their schools!  Year in and year out we continue to see growth in the number of students receiving the important message of the Smart Steps program.  In 2014-2015,  we reached 18,817 students (see graph below)!  Schools currently participating in the Smart Steps program are:

 

Alexandria Community School Corporation:

Alexandria-Monroe Elementary

Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate

 

Carmel Schools:

Carmel Elementary

Cherry Tree

College Wood

Forest Dale

Mohawk Trails

Orchard Park

Prairie Trace

Smoky Row

Towne Meadow

West Clay

Woodbrook

 

Elwood Community Schools:

Elwood Primary

 

Frankton-Lapel Community Schools:

Frankton Elementary

 

Hamilton Heights Schools:

Hamilton Heights Elementary

Hamilton Heights Primary

 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools:

Brook School Road

Cumberland Road

Durbin

Fall Creek

Fishers

Geist

Harrison Parkway

Hoosier Road

Lantern Road

New Britton

Sand Creek

Thorpe Creek

 

Lebanon Schools:

Central

Harney

Hattie B. Stokes

Perry-Worth

 

Noblesville Schools:

Hazel Dell

Hinkle Creek

Noble Crossing

North

Promise Road

Stony Creek

White River 

 

Plainfield Community School Corporation:

Plainfield Elementary

 

Sheridan:

Sheridan Elementary

 

South Madison Community Schools:

East Elementary

Maple Ridge Elementary

Pendleton Elementary

 

Tipton:

Tipton Elementary

Tri-Central Elementary

 

Western Boone Community Schools:

Granville Wells

Thorntown

 

Westfield Washington Schools:

Carey Ridge

Maple Glen

Monon Trail

Oak Trace

Shamrock Springs

Washington Woods

 

Zionsville Community Schools:

Boone Meadow

Eagle

Pleasant View

Stonegate

Union

 

Private Schools:

Holy Cross Lutheran

Jewish Community Center

Our Lady of Grace

St Christopher

St Louis DeMontfort

St Maria Goretti

The Orchard School

 

Pre-schools:

Head Start Hamilton County

Heartland Hall Child Development Center

The Goddard School - Carmel

 

 

Smart Steps Instructors

Instructors for the Smart Steps Program include Chaucie's Place staff and community volunteers.  Each instructor is screened, trained and coordinated by Chaucie's Place staff.  All volunteers attend a training seminar, learn to use a script developed specially for the Smart Steps Program and shadow experienced instructors until they are ready to present on their own.  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application and send it into Chaucie's Place.

 

If you are interested in bringing Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ to your school and/or youth-serving organization, please contact us at 317-759-8008