Protecting children from abuse and other types of victimization requires a 360° approach. From adults, to children, to organizations and communities – we all play a critical role in preventing abuse.
MBF has partnered with Darkness to Light to provide organizations and communities with the highest quality prevention programs for adults and youth, backed by evidence and research. As a Prevent 360° partner, you can now access MBF and Darkness to Light programs both at preferred pricing*.
What is Prevent 360°?
Prevent 360° is a comprehensive approach, giving both adults and children the skills they need to prevent abuse. Prevent 360° is ideal for daycares and schools, child advocacy centers, youth sports, youth-serving organizations, and faith-based groups. The complementary skills taught through Prevent 360° give children and adults a common language and expectation that can help keep children safe.
*When using the two programs together, both MBF and Darkness to Light are offering a 10% discount!
To help individuals take the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children online training, MBF is offering the Somer Sunshine Scholarship to residents of Northeast Florida.
This scholarship is provided by the generous support of Children’s Safe Passage and the Somer Sunshine Foundation and is offered in loving memory of Somer Thompson.
Somer was a beautiful, happy seven-year old girl who was abducted, sexually assaulted, and killed by a sexual predator. To learn more about Somer and the Somer Sunshine Foundation, please visit http://somersunshinefoundation.org.
To prevent this from ever happening to another child, and to prevent the sexual victimization of children by anyone, please take the online Stewards of Children training today.
If you are a resident of Northeast Florida (living in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns counties), you can access the Stewards of Children training at no cost by completing the below form.
While the scholarship is offered to Northeast Florida residents, the Stewards of Children training is available to anyone for just $10.00 through the Darkness to Light website.
I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.
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.