How does Magen Yeladim work hard to ensure child safety and create healthy environments for children at every step?
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What does it take to be a
Safety Kid community?
The Safety Kid program brings abuse awareness and prevention in a culturally sensitive manner to schools, homes and entire communities.
Up to one in five children
may fall victim to abuse
by an adult they trust.
Please join us in empowering communities to raise children in a safe, healthy environment.
Protecting Our Children at Every Turn
Who We Are
Magen Yeladim Child Safety Institute is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide an environment for every child that is safe from the dangers of abuse through education and hands-on training that empowers children and adults with the knowledge and skills to prevent abuse at every turn.
MY Child Safety Institute is a think tank and leader in further researching and developing innovative community resource and support programs as a response to current community needs.
What We Do
MY Child Safety Institute fulfills its mission through a variety of services that include:
Education and prevention programs
Child safety awareness training
Seminars for students, parents and school personnel
Liaison with/consultation for institutions, agencies and Jewish Day schools for children of all ages
“Safety Kid has been endorsed by many Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva and I suggest that schools consider bringing this program into their classrooms. […] The program is informative, creative, and very engaging for children. All the information is conveyed in a respectful, modest and Torah true manner.”
— Rabbi Dovid Nojowitz Torah Umesorah, New York, NY
“The DO TELL rule really helped me the other day. Someone made me uncomfortable and shouting “NO”, RUNning to and TELLing my Trusted Adult made me feel strong and safe.”
“Twelve Torah elementary schools with a combined enrollment of more than 6,000 pupils joined the effort to bring Safety Kid to Crown Heights. What a wonderful gift to give our children!
The Safety Kid program is the best tool we have to maintain a Machane Kodosh I am grateful to Mrs. Debbie Fox and Reb Yair for the great contribution you have made to chinuch and safety and I heartily endorse the Safety Kid program.”
— Rabbi Nochem Kaplan. Merkaz HaChinuch, Crown Heights, New York
“Yesterday, my siblings and I were eating dinner whilst my Tatti was busy upstairs. The door rang but we were not expecting anybody. I told everyone to stop. I ran into the kitchen to the refrigerator to look at our Safety Kid Magnet. I went through the ABCs of safety until I remembered that I had to ‘Check First’. The rules really do work!”
“The Project SafeCamp model is the professional counselor training model we have been waiting for. I recommend every camp become a Project SafeCamp.”
— Meir Frischman,
Director, Association of Jewish Camp Operators,
Director, Camp Agudah
“Our community’s experience with Magen Yeladim International’s Safety Kid program was remarkable in every way. While the need for a national preventative safety program is an unfortunate sign of the times, nevertheless, it is gratifying that a fabulous program, endorsed by leading Rabbonim and led by nationally acclaimed Mrs. Debbie Fox, has emerged and has already benefitted and impacted some 28,000 children across the globe. The program was presented to our parents, faculty, and students in a dignified, professional, appropriate and culturally sensitive manner and was truly well accepted by one and all.”
— Rabbi Simcha Dessler Menahel,
Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
“The Safety Kid program’s reception in our community fully endorsed our own high estimation of the program. It is a remarkable program; comprehensive without being overtaxing, informative without sacrificing one iota of sensitivity. The feedback we have received from those who attended your presentations, as well as from parents of children who have received the classroom component, overwhelmingly justify the community resources that were expended in bringing the program to our city.”
Haaretz covers the recent "Shedding Light on the Darkness of Abuse" conference in Jerusalem, which featured Debbie Fox's instruction on helping prevent and deal with child abuse in the Jewish community.
Debbie Fox, LCSW, recently spoke with Allison Josephs, founder of Jew in the City, about sexual abuse in the Orthodox community, and how Magen Yeladim, MY Child Safety Institute, is working to curb it.