Press Release: the Salah Foundation awards KidSafe Grant to bring Child Safety Programs to Four Elementary Schools

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KidSafe Foundation Receives Grant from the Salah Foundation to Bring Safety Programs to Four Elementary Schools

 

Boca Raton, FL—KidSafe Foundation (www.kidsafefoundation.org) has received a generous grant from the Salah Foundation to bring child safety and prevention education programs to South Florida elementary schools.

KidSafe will use the grant to provide four elementary schools with safety education programs that aim to prevent child sexual abuse, bullying, and Internet dangers.  Each recipient school will receive a parent seminar, a teacher workshop, and eight-week program for students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th.

 

“We are so grateful to the Salah Foundation for giving us the opportunity to extend our child safety programs to four more South Florida schools,” said Sally Berenzweig, KidSafe Foundation Co-founder.  “KidSafe believes that by arming parents, teachers, and students with the knowledge and tools necessary to keep kids safe, we can eliminate child abuse and exploitation.”

 

“The Salah Foundation is proud to support KidSafe Prevention Education programs in local elementary schools.  The Penn State Sexual Abuse scandal was a call to action.  It seems odd that fire safety education is mandatory within our children’s schools, but personal safety education is not.  What is more common, schools being destroyed by fire, or school age children being destroyed by sexual abuse?  Until this paradox is resolved, it will be necessary for those of us with common sense to fund personal safety programs for our own children.”  said George Taylor, Esq., Salah Foundation Board Member.

 

About KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph LCSW – child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers, and moms on a mission to keep all children safe from child abuse, bullying and internet dangers.  In 2012, KidSafe brought education programs to over 5,000 adults, and 2,500 children received the full eight-week KidSafe for Kids program.

 

About The Salah Foundation
The Salah Foundation is a private foundation that supports non-profit organizations in the United States that strengthen families and communities and advances individuals to become productive and responsible citizens.  There is a special interest in education, medical research, community development and self-sufficiency programs aimed at the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly and the disabled.  To learn more about the Salah Foundation please visit their website www.salahfoundation.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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