Research

The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program is grounded in research, aligned with educational standards, and utilizes best practices in prevention program implementation.

icon-downloadDownload Theoretical Framework and Academic Standards

icon-downloadDownload Theoretical Framework and Academic Standards for Florida

 

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

icon-downloadDownload a one-page evaluation summary

icon-downloadRead the FSU report here

 

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


Developmental guidelines ensure the program is age and developmentally appropriate

icon-downloadSafety Brief: Child Development