Child Abuse Prevention & Education

The CARE Center has developed two simple and free education programs. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect for adults and ROAR for kids.

The State Department of Education and Oklahoma State Superintendent, Joy Hofmeister have endorsed The CARE Center’s education programs.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse is for teachers, parents, professionals, and volunteers who work directly with children. The training provides participants with tools to recognize the symptoms and long-term effects of child abuse, how to respond to suspected abuse in a safe way and the steps to take to report any concerns of child abuse. The training is interactive and includes Q&A time with our experienced presenter. Workshops are typically 1 to 2 hours long but can be molded to fit anytime availability. Contact us to schedule a presentation at your site!

ROAR is The CARE Center’s education program for children. We teach our children about fire safety, bullying, strangers, but what about staying safe from abuse? ROAR is specific to children ages 4-8 and can be taught in a classroom setting or group setting. Through the lesson, children learn the Rules of ROARing in an interactive and fun way. The primary principles of ROARing are:
Remember, privates are private
Okay to say no
Always talk about secrets
Raise your voice and tell someone.

We want to help teachers, parents, and caregivers talk to their children about staying safe. The ROAR program is just one way that, together, we can prevent child abuse; that’s what this program is all about.

Keeping your children safe from abuse is a conversation no parent wants to have, but thankfully it doesn’t have to be scary.  Simple conversations really can keep your child safe, and that’s what we will help you do.

We are excited to announce the release of our book—written specifically to help talk to young children about body safety—titled Rex Finds His ROAR! It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

The curriculum is available in several formats to fit easily into existing classroom activities. The Rules of ROARing is a 20-minute lesson, and we provide all the materials. We’ll even come in and teach the lesson if you want!

Take-home materials inform parents and caregivers and help them make The Rules of ROARing more than a one-time conversation.

Teachers receive CEUs and a certificate of completion for Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse as well as toolkits and ROAR packets.

Teachers, parents and caregivers learn how to empower their children with personal body safety, identify abuse and learn how to approach future situations.

HR departments can provide this training for their employees as a public service to help encourage a healthy home atmosphere. This training can be delivered over meetings or lunch-and-learns.


Choctaw Middle School, LW Westfall Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Bridgestone Elementary, Arbor Grove Elementary, Central Oak Elementary, Trinity School, Gatewood Elementary, Apollo Elementary, Nicoma Park Middle School, Eugene Field Elementary, Overholser Elementary, Moore Public Schools, Northern Hills Elementary, John Ross Elementary, Positive Tomorrows, Clegern Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Russell Dougherty Elementary, Douglass Mid-High, Choctaw Elementary, Bethany Public Schools, Taft Middle School, Western Heights Middle School, Wheeler Elementary, Mid-Del Counselors, ASTEC Charter, Westwood Elementary, Parmelee Elementary, Coolidge Elementary

Foster Care Agencies

Lilyfield Adoption and Foster Care, SAFY, Circle of Care, Choices for Life, Angels Foster Family Network, The Bair Foundation, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Eckerd, YouthCare, Northcare Family KINnections, OK Families First, Anna’s House, Oklahoma Lions Meadow of Hope, White Fields, Shadow Mountain

Youth Serving Organizations

Systems of Care, OK Kids Community Team, Tony Reyes Bilingual Child Development Center, Bethel Foundation, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club, OCU’s Mental Health Responses to Victims and Families of Child Maltreatment, UCO’s Child Abuse Prevention, Smart Start Central OK, Upward Transitions, Guardian Ad Litem Institute, Childcare Network, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption, Santa Fe Family Life Center, CASA of Oklahoma County



Rules of Roaring

  • Remember, privates are private.

    Parts of your body covered by a swimsuit or underwear are private. No one should ever ask to see or touch them. Sometimes, doctors or family members have to, but they should always explain why and ask if it’s okay with you first.

  • Okay to say NO.

    You have the right to say NO even to a family member or someone you love. You are in control of your body and your feelings are important.

  • Always talk about secrets.

    Secrets shouldn’t make you feel sad, upset, or tell you to hide something. You shouldn’t get in trouble for sharing a secret that upsets you.

  • Raise your voice and tell someone.

    Talk about stuff that makes you upset. Think about three safe people that you trust and can always talk to.

Meet The Roarers

  • Rex the Lion

    Rex is definitely king of the jungle gym! He loves cheeseburgers, art class at his school, and playing outside with his friends. He is excited to tell you his story about how he found his roar!

  • Olivia the Giraffe

    Olivia is Rex’s friend at school. She is tall enough to snag the freshest leaves, but she really prefers mac and cheese! Olivia is a good friend to Rex, using her height to help him find his roar in even the tallest of places.

  • Abbie the Elephant

    Abbie is a very caring elephant, and her heart is the biggest part of her. She loves to spend time with her friends playing on the playground before and after school.

  • Roland the Owl

    Roland loves to hang out in his treehouse and play board games, and he is undefeated at chess! But he’s not just smart, he’s also a hoot — he always has the best jokes!

Contact The CARE Center to find out more about ROAR!

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    1403 Ashton Place
    Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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    8:30am – 4:30pm