Greenbriar Block Parent
It’s a concept that is simple, efficient and essential to the welfare of every neighborhood. In the most fundamental terms, a Block Parent is any responsible adult who volunteers his or her home as a safe refuge when a need arises. A sign in the window lets children in distress know that a Block Parent is home to provide a haven. Even when there is no cause for concern, the sign can act as a deterrent to potential offenders who can quickly conclude that the neighborhood has its own safety support system. Block Parents are simply volunteers who have agreed to act as sensible, responsible adults in an emergency situation in the community.

On Friday, September 6, 2019, Block Parents will be visible outside their homes before and after school. Be sure to look for the Block Parents with your children and introduce yourselves. Please do your part by discussing the Block Parent Program with your children. Instruct them to respect the privilege and not abuse it.

What is the Block Parent Sign?
Greenbriar children will be introduced to the Block Parent sign. The sign is an easy to identify, red, graphic design to be placed inside a window where it is clearly visible from the street. It is an indication to children and adults who pass by that they will receive immediate help at this home for any emergency. It is an indication to criminals or troublemakers that
children in this community have been taught how to deal with strangers and that the citizens are alert.
What Does the Block Parent Do?
1. For a lost child, call the police non-emergency number: 847-564-2060.
2. A slightly injured child is attended to. The child’s home and the school are phoned.
3. For a seriously injured child, call 9-1-1.
4. For a child who has been frightened by a stranger, call 9-1-1.
What the Block Parent Should Not Do:
1. Do not provide food or beverage because of possible food allergies or dietary restrictions.
2. Do not provide toilet facilities.
3. Do not provide transportation.
4. Do not administer first aid.
Block Parent Form
If you would like to be a block parent, please complete the form below.
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Name of Oldest Child at Greenbriar *
Your answer
Child's Grade / Teacher *
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