MBF Child Safety Matters

About This Program

Target Population: Not Specified

Program Overview

MBF Child Safety Matters™ is a primary prevention education program available to public and private schools, to educate and empower elementary students (K through 8th grade), school personnel, and adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse, and all types of child abuse. This program is based on polyvictimization research.

The curriculum includes 2 in–class lessons and reinforcement activities and materials on topics including:

  • Safety and Responsibility
  • Safe Adults
  • 5 Safety Rules
  • Types of Abuse
  • Why & How Abuse Happens
  • Abuse Red Flags and Reporting
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Social–Emotional Learning
  • Character Development
  • Bullying & Cyberbullying
  • Technology/Digital Dangers (gaming, virtual reality, social media), Digital Safety, and Digital Citizenship

Program Goals

The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.

Essential Components

The program representative did not provide information about the program’s essential components.

Program Delivery


MBF Child Safety Matters does not have materials available in a language other than English.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

There is a manual that describes how to implement this program , and there is training available for this program.

Training Contact:
  • Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for MBF Child Safety Matters.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for MBF Child Safety Matters.

Contact Information

Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA
Title: Program Director
Agency/Affiliation: Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.
Website: mbfpreventioneducation.org
Phone: (904) 642-0210

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2015