Newsletter – Keeping KidSafe for Halloween

 

KidSafe October 2010 Newsletter

 

Hello KidSafe Foundation Supporters!

 

We have so many wonderful things to share with you about KidSafe!  As you read through our newsletter you will learn practical safety tips for Halloween, about our upcoming events that are FREE thanks to generous donors, how to get our new children’s book – My Body is Special And Belongs To ME!, how to catch us online, TV, Radio,our exciting new Video project…………and an amazing promotion with Kennesaw Orange Juice!!!!!!!!!!!!  – be on the look out for more information!

 

We thank all of you for the tremendous support you have given KidSafe Foundation and we couldn’t be where we are now if you all were not working with us to keep KidSafe!

 

Thank you!

Cherie & Sally

 

KidSafe’s Tips for Halloween Safety

Halloween is right around the corner and we are sure your children are getting excited about what to dress up as and all the candy they will receive. It is important that we take the time before Halloween to sit down with our children and discuss safety rules with them for the night.

Halloween Safety Tip :  The Buddy System 

We recommend that children from infancy up to 5th grade walk around with a grown-up buddy.  Children are more vulnerable when walking alone.  Even if you have told your children “only go to the houses of people you know,” there will be adults standing outside of their houses asking children to come inside and get candy – it is to hard for your children to resist -children and adults can’t judge someone as safe or unsafe by the way they look – we the adults may get a funny feeling (your instincts) if something doesn’t seem right -but think about it right now – If someone told your child to come inside their house they have great candy – haunted house, prizes..would your child be able to say NO?  Would your child even want too? Using the Buddy System will help keep your child safer during Halloween.

Keep reading …..exciting news below you don’t want to miss!!!

 

Our New Book is Almost Here!

My Body is Special and Belongs To ME!

You asked for it…..you got it !  Our children’s book, “My Body is Special and Belongs To ME! Is being published and will be ready by December 2010; Our illustrations were done by a 15yr old artist – the daughter of two Miami police officers! To pre-order your book – email us at info@kidsafefoundation.org

 

Corporate Sponsorships Now Available! 

 

Thank you to Centerline Homes for becoming a KidSafe Corporate Sponsor! Centerline homes has generously offered to sponsor a KidSafe Family Event at Hagen Road Elementary – on Wednesday, November 10th from 6:30 – 7:30

 

Do you want to be a corporate sponsor?  www.kidsafefoundation.org

 

KidSafe Upcoming Events:

 Open and Free to public unless noted as private

 

1) Pine Crest KidSafe Family Night 11/8/2010 private
2) Hagen Road Elementary KidSafe Family Night 11/10/2010
3) Heron Heights Elementary KidSafe Family Night 12/8/2010
4) Bnai Israel KidSafe Parent Event 1/13/2011 private
5) Waters Edge Elementary KidSafe Family Night 1/19/2011
6) JCC of Boca Raton KidSafe Parent Event 1/20/2011 private
7) Del Prado Elementary KidSafe Family Night  

1/26/2011

8) Sandpiper Shores Elementary KidSafe Family Night 2/23/2011
9) Park Trails Elementary KidSafe Family Night TBD

 

Exciting News! 

                                           Pictures taken by April Milner www.CoConutCirCle.com

Be on the lookout for information about our next fundraiser…it is in the planning stages.

 

We still need YOUR help bringing our prevention programs to children, parents and teachers – your donation of just $25.00 can help bring 8 weeks of lessons to one child. $440 an entire classroom, and $600 KidSafe Family Event – please help us and donate: www.kidsafefoundation.org

More Exciting news:

  • KidSafe Foundation was picked as one of Leadership Broward class of 29 projects.  We will be making a video (stay tuned for more information)
  • The following schools applied and received Palm Beach County PTA Health and Wellness Grant to bring a KidSafe Family Event to their school, Sunrise Park Elementary, Verde Elementary, and Sandpiper Shores Elementary
  • KidSafe presented at The Broward County Office of Prevention to amazing reviews 
  • We were interviewed on NBC by Tania Rodgers – people making a difference in their community click to watch http://bit.ly/bvFz35
  • We were interviewed on South Florida Today by Trina Robertson – http://bit.ly/aVb3wD
  • We will be live on MomTV www.momtv.com on October 26th at 12PM to watch us live http://bit.ly/cOdGTw
  • We will be guest speakers at Brett Scudder’s Virtual International Abuse and Bullying Strategic Mobilization Summit on Thursday November 11th 2010 http://theitsecurityattache.com
  • We will be on national radio for one hour on,January 18th 12:00 PM- Power Woman www.blogtalkradio.com/powerwomenmag   Number to call in and ask questions 646-929-0160
  • We have been blogging for several online magazines:  modernmom.com, BocaParent.com, MomsMiami.com and Iparent.com  – as always you can read all our blogs on our web site www.kidsafefoundation.org

Do you want KidSafe to come to your school? Email us at Sallyb@kidsafefoundation.org  Or Cherieb@kidsafefoundation.org

 

Do you want to make a tax deductible donation right now? 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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