Certified Facilitator Training 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Cost $150 (entire amount is tax deductible)
* $100 credit toward purchase of any MBF program within 60 days


Attend this special Ignite pre-conference session to become an MBF Certified Facilitator. After attending, participants will be Certified MBF Facilitators, able to purchase and begin
implementing any of MBF’s Prevention Education Programs in schools, youth-serving and faith organizations, youth sports programs, and more within their local communities.

Topics covered:

» Research regarding child-focused prevention education.
» Best-practice guidelines for implementing child-focused programs.
» Features and benefits of MBF’s programs.
» How to implement MBF’s programs.
» Facilitating lessons with youth.
» Topic information covered in MBF’s programs.
» Alignment with state laws/mandates for child sexual abuse prevention, bullying, and more.
» Strategies and tips for implementation and partnering with schools and other organizations.

About MBF:

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a non-profit based in Jacksonville, Florida started in 1997 by Edward Burr to continue the work of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. Since 2010, the foundation has focused exclusively on prevention education with the goal of providing the best, comprehensive, evidence-based/evidence informed prevention programs to youth to help adults protect them from abuse, bullying, and other types of victimization they face in society today. Since 2010, over 4,500 trained facilitators (teachers, school counselors, outreach and prevention specialists, and other professionals) have educated and empowered over 4.5 million children and youth in the U.S., Bermuda, South Korea, and the Cayman Islands using MBF Prevention Education Programs.

MBF Prevention Education Programs educate and empower children and the relevant adults in their lives to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), and exploitation/trafficking. The foundational elements of all MBF Programs include the MBF 5 Safety Rules© and teaching children to identify and talk to Safe Adults.

About MBF Prevention Education Programs:

  • MBF Child Safety Matters® in elementary schools.
  • MBF Teen Safety Matters® in middle and high schools.
  • MBF Athlete Safety Matters® in sports settings.
  • MBF After-School Safety Matters® in after-school settings and other youth serving organizations.

To ensure the efficacy of our programs, MBF is committed to ongoing research by an independent research team led by Dr. David Finkelhor, Ph.D., Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire and Dr. Melissa Bright at the University of Florida. Learn more about the programs, research studies, and find additional resources at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.

April 26 @ 08:30
08:30 — 12:00 (3h 30′)