ChildBuilders' Approach to Keeping Children Safe
We have been serving the Houston community since 1974. Our mission is to promote mental health and prevent abuse by empowering children, parents, and teachers with assertiveness skills, emotional control, empathy, resilience, and the ability to resolve conflict nonviolently.
ChildBuilders envisions a community where all children are respected, nurtured, and protected.
Stand Strong • Say Safe
Stand Strong • Stay Safe - Early Childhood
Stand Strong • Stay Safe Early Childhood - Lesson 1: Assertiveness
This video version of the first lesson of the Early Childhood curriculum was recorded for use during presenter training. While there is more interaction with children during a classroom presentation, this is a good representation of the scripted program. Please note that the program has been updated since this was filmed, including revision of the puppets.
Stand Strong • Stay Safe - Elementary
Stand Strong • Stay Safe Elementary - Lesson 1 Series
This collection of four short videos was developed for educators working remotely during Covid to offer virtual instruction in the Stand Strong • Stay Safe basic skills. You can navigate using the arrows in the box in the top left, or watch the videos in sequence one after the other.
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Meet Our Team
Amanda stepped into the role of Executive Director of ChildBuilders in 2017 after 10 years of service to the organization. Her public health background provides an ideal perspective from which to improve community mental health.
Gretchen joined ChildBuilders as a social work intern in 2008 after nearly 10 years in public education. She is dedicated to developing innovative approaches to preventing violence and abuse.
Janet is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and play therapist. Her dedication to ChildBuilders’ mission and vision has spanned three decades.
Priscilla holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Houston Christian University in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction. She joined ChildBuilders in 2014.