Prevention for young children

Educate to protect

Why prevent sexual violence against young children?

Young children are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence:
· They are dependent on adults to meet their needs.
· They don’t yet know the difference between right and wrong.
· They learn to trust and obey adults.
· They don’t recognize risky situations.
· They can’t always put into words what they are experiencing. We can prevent sexual violence against young children by teaching them simple, concrete concepts that are tailored to their stage of development.

Tools for everyone

The Lantern program is aimed at preschool-aged children and the adults in their lives. We provide a number of tools to protect young children by focusing on sex education and on promoting egalitarian relationships.

Parents

Any parent or important adult in a young child’s life.

Professionals

Professionals working with young children.

Here are a few tools to help you provide sex education and promote egalitarian relationships for young children.

Lantern program
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You as me
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Milo's Boundaries
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Marvin Disappeared
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Parent-child sheets
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Sex education for young children
Promoting egalitarian relationships
Why prevent sexual violence against young children?
The sexuality education needs of young children
The construction of inequalities between the sexes
Pamphlet

What is the Lantern program? What themes does this program cover? How to introduce this program to parents?

This pamphlet is designed for parents of children in daycare settings, schools  or community organizations that are using Lantern program tools. It can be distributed by organizations and establishments that are implementing the Lantern’s tools.

Picture book

You as me is intended for children aged from birth to 2 years. This picture book shows that babies are all alike, regardless of gender. They have similar needs and can share the same emotions and interests.

Book

Milo’s Boundaries aims to help children understand interpersonal and intimate boundaries through Miro’s story. One day, everyone Miro meets wants to give him a cuddle, a kiss or a hug. He doesn’t want them but he doesn’t know how to say it.

Book

Marvin Disappeared is a book that makes us reflect on gender equality relations through the story of Justine, who is looking for her lost bear, Marvin.

Parent-child sheets

These parent-child sheets were designed to help you revisit the content taught to your child recently through the Lantern program. As a mom or dad, you’re the first person to start educating your young child, particularly when it comes to sexuality. You act as a model by conveying your values and sharing their everyday lives. By talking about the various topics addressed in the Marvin, I’ll Take Over! sheets, you will build a trusting relationship with your child regarding sexuality, and you will help protect them from sexual violence.

Download all documents for ages 0-2

Download all documents for ages 3-5

Here are a few tools to help you provide sex education and promote egalitarian relationships for young children.

Lantern program
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Milo's Boundaries
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Discussion Handbook
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Guide
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Marvin Disappeared
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Parent-child sheets
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Marvin, what should we play ?
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Sex education for young children
Promoting egalitarian relationships
Why prevent sexual violence against young children?
The sexuality education needs of young children
The construction of inequalities between the sexes
Pamphlet

This pamphlet explains the entire Lantern program, the training and turnkey tools developed for preventing sexual violence through sex education and the promotion of egalitarian relationships.

Book

Milo’s Boundaries aims to help children understand interpersonal and intimate boundaries through Miro’s story. One day, everyone Miro meets wants to give him a cuddle, a kiss or a hug. He doesn’t want them but he doesn’t know how to say it.

Discussion Handbook

Tell Me Everything, Marvin. Talking about sexuality with young children : educating to protect! is a discussion tool designed to address everything children aged from birth to 5 should know about sexuality. The content of this handbook is tailored to a young child’s comprehension level, and aims to optimize their development as well as encourage them to acquire protective factors against sexual violence.

Guide

What Should I Do, Marvin? When you’re worried about young children’sexuality : analyzing, intervening and reporting
This guide is aimed at professionals working with children aged from birth to five. It was created to inform them about healthy and worrisome sexual behaviour and about young children’s disclosures of sexual violence. It can be useful if there are concerns about a child’s situation, their behaviour or things they say. It is given out after a Lantern training course only.

Book

Marvin Disappeared is a book that makes us reflect on gender equality relations through the story of Justine, who is looking for her lost bear, Marvin.

Parent-child sheets

These parent-child sheets were designed to help you revisit the content taught to your child recently through the Lantern program. As a mom or dad, you’re the first person to start educating your young child, particularly when it comes to sexuality. You act as a model by conveying your values and sharing their everyday lives. By talking about the various topics addressed in the Marvin, I’ll Take Over! sheets, you will build a trusting relationship with your child regarding sexuality, and you will help protect them from sexual violence.

Game

Since sexual violence is often presented as a game to young children, Marvin, what should we play ? serves as a fun and educational tool from Marie-Vincent Foundation that allows parents and early childcare educators to address self-protection skills related to sexual violence adapted to children from ages 2 to 5, in a safe and playful manner.

Download all documents for ages 0-2

Download all documents for ages 3-5

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