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


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

The KidSafe Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization began specifically to protect children from child sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation. Since 2009, KidSafe has provided comprehensive prevention education programs to children, parents, educators, and professionals.  Cofounders, Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, utilized their extensive backgrounds as child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers, and moms with over 50 years of combined experience to develop effective prevention education programs. The KidSafe curriculum focuses on awareness, identification, protocols for reporting abuse, and clear strategies for prevention. KidSafe programs, educational materials, tips, online adult training and their Safe and Smart book series all help break down difficult topics in a fun, age appropriate manner and empowers children and their guardians with tools, language and skills they need to stay safe.

KidSafe provides preventive education to children and adults, empowering them with skills that create a safe society free from sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation.
Empowered children become powerful adults.

In School Program:

“KidSafe for Kids” –an 8-week curriculum designed for children in grades PreK4 – 5th grade. Children learn important safety skills through fun not fear, using developmentally appropriate techniques such as role play, song, art, discussion and the foundation’s two award winning children’s books; “My Body is Special and Belongs to Me!” and “Jack Teaches his Friends to be KidSafe!” (books available in English, Spanish & Creole)

Cherie’s experience which led her to start KidSafe can be found in her blog: “She seemed “perfect” but something was wrong

Sally’s experience which led her to start KidSafe can be found in her blog: “How well do you know your babysitter?”

“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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    After School Programs

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    Child Care

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    Places of Worship

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"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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