Updated: March 22, 2021
As we all know, during the COVID-19 quarantine, students were unable to attend school and the world quickly transitioned to distance learning. While some children have gone back to school, many are still learning remotely from home.
MBF has created resources to help facilitators and schools meet the needs of all students during this difficult time. These can all be accessed on the MBF Facilitator Portal:
1. Virtual Facilitator Guide. MBF lessons were meant to be presented live in classrooms; however, with some adaptations, they can also be presented virtually via zoom or another conferencing platform. To help facilitators with this modification, MBF has created a Virtual Facilitator Guide.
2. Get in the Virtual Classroom. We know remote presentations can be challenging, especially keeping students’ attention. We have also created a “Get in the Virtual Classroom” document to help facilitators with this new type of presentation.
3. Nearpod Lessons. In the coming weeks, MBF will release MBF Virtual Nearpod Lessons for MBF Teen Safety Matters® – Middle School. These fun, interactive, distance-learning lessons will help improve the remote learning experience for students and facilitators. MBF will be developing Nearpod Lessons for MBF Teen Safety Matters® – High School and MBF Child Safety Matters® in the coming months.
We want to remind facilitators and educators that for many students, school is their “safe place.” With increased isolation, some students may be spending more time with an abuser and MBF Prevention Education Programs are more important than ever.
To learn more about ordering or implementing MBF programs contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-642- 0210.
MBF provides a variety of resources on our website, www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/resources. These include safety briefs on topics such as how to discuss sensitive topics with your child, the 5 Safety Rules, and being a Safe Adult.
We also provide four one-hour online trainings at no cost, including:
The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.
The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.
There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.