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Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA Cofounders/Executive Director KidSafe Foundation

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Cherie Benjoseph MSW, LCSW Child Safety Expert, Author, Cofounders KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe Foundation was founded in 2009 , by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, Child Safety Experts, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Cofounders of 501(c) 3 nonprofit KidSafe Foundation, Authors of KidSafe for Kids – an 8 week in school program for children 4-12 and two children’s books used in their program, Jack Teaches His Friends To Be KidSafe! And 2011 Literary Classics Award Winner – My Body is Special and Belongs to ME!

KidSafe has educated over 30,000 children and lectured to thousands of adults. KidSafe believes, 95% of abuse and exploitation of children is preventable through education and we believe every child and adult deserves the right to learn how to keep themselves safe.

Our mission is to bring Education programs and materials to children and adults to Prevent Child Abuse, Bullying and Internet Safety Dangers. Our goal is to give children a voice and empower adults to be the first line of defense in their child’s safety.
KidSafe is based on years of safety instruction, up to date research and curriculum. Through the use of prevention education materials, specifically our KidSafe book series, children will learn skills in a warm, fun, non-threatening and developmentally age appropriate environment. Lessons incorporate KidSafe songs, art, books, discussion and role play. KidSafe is now a partner with Facebook as Child Safety Experts and their blogs appear on Facebook Safety Page.

In School Program:

KidSafe for Kids flagship program in schools for ages 4 – through 5thgrade. 8 weeks of progressive lessons using scaffolding learning and teaching children through fun not fear important skills to stay safe. We use our two children’s books, song, art, discussion and role play.

Cherie’s experience which led her to start KidSafe can be found in her blog: “She seemed “perfect” but something was wrong http://t.co/z9XtnOV

Sally’s experience which led her to start KidSafe can be found in her blog: “How well do you know your babysitter?” http://t.co/3U9Or4g

“The goal of KidSafe programs and materials is to empower children that they have the right to be safe, to have a voice and learn how to access help. No child should ever have to endure abuse of any kind.”

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training’s:

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    Police Departments

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    Foster Care Agencies

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    Camps

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    After School Programs

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    Child Care

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    Schools

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    Places of Worship

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    Clubs

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    Organizations

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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