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National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week is February 6-10th, and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children wishes to recognize all school counselors for the work they do to encourage and support students each and every day.

If you are a school counselor – THANK YOU!!!

If you know a school counselor – please take a moment to recognize and thank these wonderful professionals during National School Counseling Week. For ideas on how to participate and thank the school counselors you know, check out this great post from the American School Counselor Association.

At the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, we are aware of the unique contributions of school counselors to student success. Much of a counselor’s work is focused on reducing or removing barriers so that students can fully engage in the learning process. One such barrier is the victimization that many children experience, such as child abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, and digital abuse. Research has shown that these types of adverse childhood experiences interfere significantly with academic achievement.

Our program, MBF Child Safety Matters™, educates and empowers children in Kindergarten through 6th grade with strategies to protect themselves from these types of victimization. In most schools, this program is implemented by school counselors.

We are proud to provide our program at no cost to Florida public schools. If you would like more information about the Foundation or MBF Child Safety Matters, please visit our website at www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org. Please contact Joni Shook, Program Outreach Manager, atjshook@moniqueburrfoundation.org, if you would like to bring this critical information to your students.

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What They're Saying...

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.

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.