MBF Prevention Education Programs are grounded in research, aligned with educational standards, and utilize best practices in prevention program implementation.

icon-downloadDownload Theoretical Framework and Academic Standards

icon-downloadDownload Theoretical Framework and Academic Standards for Florida


The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program was shown by a 2015 independent Florida State University (FSU) study to be an effective program.

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Please see these additional documents for more information on research and program best practices.

Research related to traumatized children and academic achievement

icon-downloadSafety Brief: Victimization, Prevention, & Academic Achievement

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Guide for choosing a community-based safety program

icon-downloadDownload Guidelines for Child Safety Programs

A program comparison checklist based on the NCMEC guidelines above

icon-downloadSafety Brief: Program Comparison