For Immediate Release~KidSafe Awarded Grant From Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  

August 22, 2014                                                                                                          

Grant Awarded to KidSafe Foundation

from The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust

to Provide KidSafe Programs to Four Palm Beach County Preschools

 

Boca Raton – KidSafe Foundation has received a generous grant from the Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust to provide 4 Palm Beach County Preschools with their Flag Ship program “KidSafe for Kids” which includes parent seminars, teacher workshops, 8 week programs for students in prek4 and sets of their two award winning children’s safety books –“My Body is Special and Belongs To ME!” and “Jack Teaches his Friends to be KidSafe!” KidSafe Foundation will collaborate with Family Central of Palm Beach County to facilitate this project.

 

“We are beyond appreciative to receive a grant from The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust to provide KidSafe programs and materials to 4 Palm Beach County Preschools. 95% of abuse and exploitation of children is preventable with education. It is our belief that prevention education with children needs to start at a very early age and by providing KidSafe to Preschools we have the opportunity to provide crucial life skills to children and to educate parents and teachers to be the first line of defense in a child’s safety.” Said Sally Berenzweig, CoFounder of KidSafe Foundation

 

About KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2009 by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph LCSW – child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers, and moms on a mission to keep all children safe from child sexual abuse, bullying and internet dangers.  KidSafe has taught over 40,000 children and have educated over 12,000 adults in sexual abuse prevention, internet dangers and bullying prevention programs. KidSafe believes every child has the right to be safe, have a voice and know how to access help. Every adult needs to be educated to be the first line of defense in a child’s safety.  For more information about KidSafe Foundation, visit www.kidsafefoundation.org

 

 

About Family Central Inc.

Founded in 1971, today Family Central Inc. (FCI) is the epicenter for comprehensive child care, clinical and family strengthening, early learning and training in South Florida.   Nationally-accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, FCI continues to transform lives through its mission to promote children’s success by providing quality family support and educational services so that every child and family can succeed.  For more information www.familycentral.org

 

 

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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