KidSafe Awarded Major Grant from The Asofsky Family Foundation

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The Asofsky Family Foundation Awards KidSafe Foundation a Major Grant to implement a Pilot Project of “Train the Facilitator” for Palm Beach County Professionals working with children.

 

Boca Raton – KidSafe Foundation has been awarded a grant from The Asofsky Family Foundation to implement a “Train the Facilitator” pilot project for professionals working with children in Palm Beach County. This program will allow Palm Beach County School Personnel and other Child Serving Professionals to become trained as KidSafe Certified Facilitators.  Upon completion of the year-long training the participants will become certified to teach KidSafe at their respective schools and organizations.

 

“We greatly appreciate The Asofsky Family Foundation awarding KidSafe with a major grant. KidSafe Foundation has grown over 30% in one year. Due to our remarkable growth our programs have been widely sought after. Thanks to this grant, KidSafe can now train professionals to become certified to provide KidSafe at their organizations and sustain the programs.”  Sally Berenzweig Cofounder and Executive Director of KidSafe Foundation

 

 

“Since 2009, we have worked closely with KidSafe Foundation and have been supportive of their programs to prevent child sexual abuse, bullying and Internet dangers. This program has been approved and reviewed by The Safe and Drug –Free Schools Advisory Council.  The curriculum has helped promote a safe culture for students. Karen Whetsell, Assistant Superintendent, School District of Palm Beach County.

 

“We are proud to support KidSafe Foundation with this pilot project. This support increases the ability of KidSafe to serve more children, parents and teachers in our community.” Mark Asofsky Director of the Asofsky Family 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 has educated over 15,000 adults in sexual abuse prevention, internet dangers and bullying prevention programs. For more information about KidSafe Foundation, visit www.KidSafeFoundation.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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