For Parents

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Gather your children and join Cherie for

a reading of My Body is Special and Belongs to Me!

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WHAT WE DO

  • Teach personal safety from a place of fun, not fear.
  • Give parents tools and tips on how to keep their children safe.
  • Promote raising strong, resilient, independent kids! No helicopter parenting here.

KidSafe provides children and adults with life skills, social-emotional skills which support them in making safer and smarter choices in taking care of themselves and others. 

We empower children to not just survive in our society but to thrive. We do this by teaching personal safety, sexual abuse prevention, and human trafficking prevention skills to children and their grown-ups.

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Know the facts

                     

 

Every 9 minutes a child is a victim of sexual abuse and assault.

RAINN.org

     

 

1 in 10 children will be sexually exploited by the age of 18.

Townsend, C., & Rheingold, A.A., (2013)

         

 

of sexually abused children are abused by someone they know and trust.

Finkelhor, D. (2012)

 

Kidsafe Books

Preview My Body is Special and Belongs to Me, click here.

Video tips

Circle of Safe Adults

1 minutes

Do you know who your kids would choose as their trusted adults? Let’s ask them! Watch to see how.

Listen To Our Podcast

6 minutes

Cherie Benjoseph, KidSafe Cofounder interviewed by Andrea Clemens on the Andrea Speaks Out Podcast – discussing an easy and effective language of safety you can use with your children to help keep them safe.

Safety Voice

1 minutes

Teach your kids about their Safety Voice, the voice they can use to talk about their feelings.

Vetting or hiring babysitter

6 minutes

Check out to hear how to ask the tough questions when vetting and hiring someone to watch your children.

Teach proper body part names

1 minutes

Quick tip on why it is important to teach your children the proper names for their body parts.

PARENT PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

The one gift parents can give their children during their early years is to empower them with personal safety skills. The challenge is that we were not raised talking about personal safety – we need a manual of sorts. KidSafe provides a number of options to support parents integrating a language of safety into your daily parenting, supporting you to have the tough conversations about body boundaries and secrets in a way that will not be scary for you as a parent or for your children, and activities you can do with your children to keep these conversations going and comfortable.

To learn more:

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Q. How much detail should my child know about sex at age 5?

A. First I will answer your question with a question. What do you mean by ‘sex’? There is a lot more to ‘sex’ then the act itself. If your child shows interest in knowing about ‘sex’, you should ask a few questions to clarify what they are really asking about. It could be anything from…

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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