Let’s Talk About Prevention is a free online learning series related to child abuse, bullying, exploitation, and other types of child victimization. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children wants to help our Facilitators and other youth-serving organization staff continue their professional development with this series of nine one-hour webinars on important child protection and prevention topics, to include: Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs), Prevention and Research, Digital Safety, Exploitation, and more.
This series can benefit anyone! Professionals such as school counselors, educators, child advocates, and youth-serving organization staff will benefit by learning new information and strategies to keep children safe. Parents and concerned adults will also learn about child victimization and ways to better protect their children. The webinars are presented by leading experts in the child prevention field and partners of MBF. The recorded webinars can be viewed below. In addition, below each recording, you will find links that will give you access to resources that were mentioned throughout each session.
We encourage you to share this series with your colleagues, family members, friends, and anyone you think will benefit from the information. Thank you for all you do for kids!
Featuring Dr. Michele Borba
Educational Psychologist, Author, Speaker
Katelyn Brewer, President & CEO, Darkness to Light
Stacy Pendarvis, VP of Programs, Monique Burr Foundation
Featuring Erin Merryn
Founder, Erin’s Law
Featuring Stan Sonu, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director and Professor, Emory University
Featuring David Finkelhor, PhD
Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center
Featuring Richard Guerry
Founder, Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication (IROC2.org)
Featuring Susan Kennedy, Ed.M.
Prevention Program Manager, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Featuring Jordan Greenbaum, MD
Medical Director, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
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.
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.
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.