JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monique Burr Foundation for Children's MBF Child Safety Matters™ program is expanding to Dayton, Ohio.
A research–based, comprehensive, bullying and child abuse prevention education program, it was developed to empower children to help adults keep them safe from bullying, cyberbullying and all types of child abuse and is approved in 58 counties throughout Florida.
"CARE House is honored to implement the MBF Child Safety Matters™ in Dayton," said Denise Jenkins. "This program is being met with enthusiasm by administration, facilitators, classroom teachers and children." Jenkins is a prevention specialist at Dayton's CARE House, a child advocacy center. Through a generous grant from The Health Path Foundation of Ohio, CARE House became the site for the first national pilot of the program.
The pilot will span two school years beginning in Montgomery County and expanding to include Warren County and Greene County.
The Monique Burr Foundation was founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by Edward E. Burr. Currently chairman of the board of directors, he said, "Demand for this proven program outside of Florida validates our belief that the MBF Child Safety Matters™ program can be easily implemented and help prevent child abuse, bullying and other types of victimization."
The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program was independently evaluated in 2015 by Florida State University and found to be very effective in teaching children safety knowledge.
About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., started by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide prevention education relevant to issues facing children today. MBF Child Safety Matters™ is a research-based, primary prevention education program, designed to educate and empower elementary students and adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all types of child abuse and exploitation.
For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, call (904) 642-0210 or visit www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org.
About CARE House
CARE House is the Dayton advocacy center for child victims of abuse and neglect. Its mission is to provide a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse for the purpose of protecting and supporting children and their non-offending family members, holding offenders accountable, and educating the community.
CARE House and collaborative partners work to ensure children are kept from further harm, provide an immediate comprehensive response to child abuse victims, and educate the community to better recognize, respond to, and prevent child abuse. Necessary medical, emotional, legal, investigative and victim advocacy services exist in one child-friendly location, ensuring that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them. In addition to the meeting the needs of children who walk through the door, CARE House provides community education to prevent child and sexual abuse in the community.
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SOURCE Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.