Creator of "The My Body Is My Body" Programme - www.mybodyismybody.com
As an award winning singer/songwriter with a career in South Africa and Nashville, USA, Chrissy decided to put her songwriting skills into practice by writing the My Body is My Body Program. The program was developed in conjunction with various Departments of Education and Departments of Human Services in the United States of America.
Chrissy realised that she could only reach a small portion of children by presenting the live show, so she decided to animate the program so that it could be shared on the internet and distributed to schools, teachers and parents worldwide.
It took Chrissy 4 years to learn how to animate and set up her studio and in 2017 she released the first animation in English. The videos were so well received that she had several requests to produce them in various languages.
To date the program has been translated into 16 languages and animations have been viewed nearly 500,000 times on youtube. This is not a true reflection as to how many children are watching the videos as Chrissy sends many schools, NGO's and Foundations all the videos to download due to many areas not having suitable internet.
This program is FREE to everyone. All the translations and language voices have been done by volunteers.There is no funding, and everything that has been achieved has been through the kindness and goodwill of caring people who want to make a difference. Thank you to everyone concerned.
This is a programme that I wrote and initially presented in the USA working very closely with the Education Boards and Department of Human services in Texas, Tennessee and Florida. With the help of all these departments I presented the programme to over 350,000 children. It was received with great success.
Over many years I tried to find a way to get the programme out to more children and that is where I came up with the idea animating the programme. My aim now it is completed is to translate it into several languages to that it can be seen by as many children as possible and produce training videos so that more people can use this programme to deliver Child Abuse Prevention Programmes.
After selling our business 6 years ago - I have embarked on a learning experience. I have learned Logic, Final Cut Pro and learned to animate which leads me to where I am now, having produced the My Body Is My Body animated musical Child Abuse Prevention Programme.
The idea of this programme is to empower children in a positive, non threatening way that their bodies are their own - and nobody has the right to hurt them or touch their private parts. The video also comes with a .pdf document to explain to parents and teachers how to use the video to encourage a channel of communication with the children.
My aim is to make this programme free of charge for anyone to use, so I am looking for people to help me spread the word share the videos. If you have any ideas or could help in any way please contact me.
For more information please check out the website http://www.mybodyismybody.com or message me.
Child Abuse Prevention....Let's do something about it !!