KidSafe Receives Grant from The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation
To Provide Sexual Abuse Prevention Training and Materials to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties
Boca Raton, FL—KidSafe Foundation (www.kidsafefoundation.org) has been awarded a generous grant from The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation to provide Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. (BBBSPBMC) with KidSafe Foundation’s customized Sexual Abuse Prevention Training and Child Safety Books to Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, mentors and parents in Palm Beach County.
The need for sexual abuse prevention training for staff and parents is crucial. The children involved with BBBS are children who are facing adversity and are at a higher risk for abuse. KidSafe Foundation was honored to be the guest speaker at Big Brothers Big Sisters State Conference this summer (40 participants from across Florida) and after incredible reviews and discussion they requested that KidSafe bring this training to their organization.
Bill Bee, CEO, of BBBSPBMC states that “While BBBS takes great steps in background screening and proactively evaluating potential mentors, they always look for other avenues of methodology to ensure the safety of children. The opportunity to have KidSafe provide their expertise and success in the area of child abuse is a perfect complement to both organization’s focus and commitment to child safety. The material and trainings which KidSafe will provide for the staff, mentors and parents of new matches are welcomed and fully supported by BBBS of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.”
“It is amazing for us at the KidSafe Foundation to provide Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainings to adults, breaking the cycle of silence, and do this in collaboration with our local Big Brother/Big Sisters organization. Child abuse continues to plague our society when 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually exploited before they reach the age of 18. KidSafe is changing these statistics with education. We thank The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation for understanding the importance of providing prevention education to children and adults,” said Cherie Benjoseph Cofounder of KidSafe Foundation