Children against Child Abuse Art Project
A Safe Place’s annual Children Against Child Abuse Safe Home Art Project, in collaboration with the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, takes place in March or April. The goal is to encourage children to think about and demonstrate their idea of a safe home by decorating a wooden house. Participants receive basic information about non-violent conflict resolution and personal safety before and during the project. They are assisted by A Safe Place volunteers, including students from the high school. After completing their “safe home” they dictate a narrative to one of the volunteers about what makes the home safe. We continue to expand the types of buildings available to decorate. Hundreds of children have participated in this project since it began in 2007.
“We know that this project is really making an impact when we see children who have participated in prior years remembering the message of kindness and respect and passing it on to others,” said Kristen Brock, A Safe Place’s Senior Advocate/Case Manager, who originally conceived the idea for the project.