Press Release: KidSafe Foundation Comments Jerry Sandusky Guilty Verdict!

June 23, 2012                                                                                          

Media Contact: Sally Berenzweig, 855-844-SAFE

 

Child Safety Experts Sally Berenzweig and Cherie Benjoseph Cofounders of

KidSafe Foundation Comment on Jerry Sandusky’s Guilty Verdict

 

“This is an important day in the world of child safety. The survivors showed enormous strength to come forward and to be believed by a jury of Jerry Sandusky’s peers sends a clear message that the tide is changing. Children you will be believed! I hope that healing can begin and for all who have been abused by Jerry Sandusky and those who have yet to come forward from this case or any other.  I hope seeing Jerry Sandusky found guilty, may give them the strength to tell. The world has woken up to the fact that child abuse is an epidemic and those of us in the field of protecting children from harm will not let them ever sleep again. We will put more advocacy, awareness, training and education into prevention and always put the safety of children first. 95% of abuse and exploitation of children is preventable with education. All children deserve the right to be safe. KidSafe Foundation is on a mission to provide every child and adult with prevention education, so no child will ever be harmed again”                                                                                                                                              Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA

 

“We hope Jerry Sandusky’s guilty verdict will help those who have been abused start their healing process and raise awareness of the importance of prevention education for all adults and children. Protecting children must be a priority. We are grateful to the jury for telling the world children YOU are believed and Justice will be served. Now is the time for all schools, institutions, organizations and parents to provide Prevention Education training to all adults who work with children. Show the world that you will put the safety of children first. Please reach out to KidSafe Foundation and we will help you.”                                                 Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW

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KidSafe Foundation

The KidSafe Foundation is a 501c3 Florida Nonprofit working to bring Safety Prevention Education to children, and adults to decrease abuse, bullying, abduction and instruct about online safety issues. To learn more about The KidSafe Foundation or to order KidSafe books, please visit http://www.KidSafeFoundation.org

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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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