KidSafe Receives Grant From The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation

 

 

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

 

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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