For Immediate Release
Follow-up to Brantford Expositor publication of article on Saturday November 24, 2019 Page A3
T.I.C.K. Program Success
Brantford, ON – The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors is pleased to share the successful delivery of the enhanced K.I.D.S. (Knowledge, Issues, Decisions, and Supports) Program.
From November 2018 to May 2019 the community collaborative delivered all six modules of the program to 1,318 students in all 42 City of Brantford elementary schools in both the Grand Erie District School Board and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
The new program format started in November 2018, and is a partnership of Brantford Police Service, the Children’s Safety Village, Brant County Health Unit, Grand Erie District School Board, and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
The K.I.D.S. program is a series of learning experiences supporting safe and healthy lifestyle choices, and decision making. The program is offered to all Grade 6 classes at the Children’s Safety Village, and is led by the Elementary School Resource Officer. A Public Health Nurse visits the class before and after to deliver the initial and final modules of the program.
"A total of 1,318 students participated – that is truly a great accomplishment from everyone who has been working together,” says Sgt. Jordy Schmutz, Brantford Police Services.
"We are currently reviewing and updating our program to ensure we are keeping up with evidenced based practices and the latest trends and information,” says Sue Reid, President of T.I.C.K.
Media Contact: Sue Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org