What is KidSafe Foundation?

KidSafe Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower children, parents and teachers with prevention education to decrease the incidents of child abuse, bullying, peer pressure, abduction and internet safety issues.

KidSafe Foundation provides prevention education programs Sally and Cherie created: KidSafe for Kids an 8 week in school curriculum for children ages 4 – 12.  The lessons are fun, developmentally appropriate and include activities such as song, art, role-playing, games, and discussion. Sally and Cherie have written two children’s books that are used in the program – Jack Teaches His Friends to Be KidSafe! And My Body is Special and Belongs to ME! KidSafe Foundation also offers adult seminars, teacher workshops and counselor trainings.

Cherie Benjoseph

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cofounder KidSafe Foundation
Child Safety Expert and Author

Cherie has been working in the field of social work, specializing in children and families, since 1989. After earning her MSW from Boston University Cherie took a position as a public school guidance counselor (School Social Worker) in Boston. There she had the opportunity to work with early intervention through middle school students, teachers and parents. She trained and specialized in violence prevention/conflict resolution, active parenting skills, and her main focus, personal safety.

After moving to Florida, she began working as the Director of Guidance in the private sector, servicing children ages 4 through 18. After having her second child Cherie focused on finding a more proactive approach to the prevention of child abuse. KidSafe was soon created and she began to bring the message of personal safety to hundreds of children in South Florida. Her delivery style embraces both her role as a parent as well as a professional safety educator. Cherie approaches her parent and teacher workshops with enthusiasm and even humor. Parents express such comfort and relief in being able to broach sensitive subjects in such a supportive environment.

Sally Berenzweig

Master in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Cofounder KidSafe Foundation
Child Safety Expert and Author

Sally Berenzweig is a former Psychotherapist who has a Masters in Elementary Education and a Masters in Counseling Psychology.  She has worked in private practice as well as in business.  She specializes in psycho-educational workshops and group therapy.  Sally has worked with survivors of physical and sexual abuse and has served on the school board of CBI and as a volunteer for special needs children.