KIDSAFE FOUNDATION APPOINTS BETH JOHNSTON, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOCA RATON, FL (January 10, 2018) – KidSafe Foundation, a South Florida 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps the community with education and tools to keep children safe, has appointed Beth A. Johnston to its board of directors effective immediately.

KidSafe Foundation board of directors consist of thirteen members, made up of four executive members, four board members and five advisory board members who work on behalf of the foundation to provide preventative education to children and adults and empowering them with skills that create a safe society free from sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation.

Johnston holds a degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources from Barry University. Ms. Johnston’s current position is Senior Market Development Manager for the Southern region of Florida Blue. Her previous positions include Director of Community Outreach for Florida Atlantic University as well as Executive Vice President for the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

“I am honored and humbled to join the KidSafe Foundation board, said Beth Johnston, “I am eager to hit the ground running and look forward to helping KidSafe expand their reach to many areas and locations, so that children and their families could benefit from such necessary information.” 

“We are thrilled to have Beth Johnston join our board,” said Sally Berenzweig, Co-founder of KidSafe Foundation, “Beth is a seasoned professional and we feel extremely lucky to have someone with her extensive experience help us continue our mission.”

 

About KidSafe Foundation:

KidSafe Foundation protects children by preventing child sexual abuse, bullying and online exploitation through comprehensive education for children, parents, and professionals. For more information on this organization’s efforts, make a donation, or get involved, visit their website at www.kidsafefoundation.org or call (561) 715-1077.

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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