Program Support

Addressing child safety is a collective responsibility, which is why MBF partners with schools, districts, organizations, agencies, and institutions that are committed to child well-being and keeping children and teens safe. These partnerships allow MBF to combine expertise, knowledge, and resources, leading to more effective educational programs and resources.

Our partners and supporters play a crucial role in the lives of the kids reached by MBF Prevention Education Programs. These programs, trusted by schools and parents and supported by numerous subject matter experts and partners, are not only effective but also reliable and help protect children and teens from various types of child victimization.

Program Partners and Supporters

Community Education partners

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partner collaboration helps support MBF’s mission and programmatic progress through financial and in-kind support, as well as ongoing efforts and advocacy to keep children safe. Thanks to these supporters, MBF is able to make a lasting impact on the children and teens served by our programs, which is more than we could ever accomplish alone.


The Monique Burr Foundation for Children has received the following awards:

  • Childhelp’s Voice of Courage Award, 2014
  • Florida Blue, Sapphire Award, 1st Runner Up, 2016
  • Jacksonville Business Journal, Innovators in Education Award, 2016

Individual Supporters

The following individuals have reviewed, contributed to, and/or supported the development, refinement, and evaluation of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children’s Prevention Education Programs. We are grateful for their commitment to helping us keep children safe.

  • Randell Alexander, MD, Ph.D. – Professor and Chief, Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics, University of Florida
  • Sandra P. Alexander, M.Ed. – Researcher, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/ Division of Violence Prevention (DVP)
  • Melissa A. Bright, Ph.D. – Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Child Health Policy, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida
  • Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP – CEO, Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics; Consultant, Internet Crimes Against Children; Faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Consultant, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • David Finkelhor, Ph.D. – Director, Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • Richard Guerry – Founder/Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication (IROC2); Author, Public and Permanent, The Golden Rule of the 21st Century
  • Johanna Hatcher, MPA, BSW – Former Prevention Manager, Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. – Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center, Professor of Criminology and Criminal
  • Justice, Florida Atlantic University
  • Carol Hogue – Programs Quality Assurance Specialist, Darkness to Light
  • Denise Uhl Jenkins – Outreach and Awareness Specialist, CARE House Child Advocacy Center, Dayton, Ohio
  • Cindy McElhinney – Former Director of Programs, Darkness to Light
  • Antoinette Meeks, Ed.D., CPP, MCHES – Former Curriculum Specialist, Safe Schools Project Manager, Florida Department of Education
  • Erin Merryn, MSW – Survivor, Author, and Child Advocate, Founder and President of Erin’s Law
  • David Miller, Ph.D. – Professor, Research Methods and Evaluation, University of Florida; Director, Collaborative Assessment and Program Evaluation Services (CAPES); Director, UF Quality Enhancement
  • Carol Neal-Rossi – Regional Prevention Coordinator, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy; Consultant/Owner, Child Abuse Prevention Curriculum & Resource Development
  • Erika Rowell – Director of Programs, Darkness to Light
  • Brooks Rumenik – Program Director, Office of Safe Schools, Florida Department of Education
  • Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D. – Professor of Counseling, College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; Author, Keeping Kids out of High-Tech Trouble;
  • Tiffany Sawyer – Director of Prevention Services, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
  • Anne Seraphine, Ph.D. – Clinical Assistant Professor in Research and Evaluation Methodology, University of Florida
  • Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, Ph.D., MSW – Social Work Professor, University of North Florida
  • Elizabeth Warren – Former National Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Darkness to Light

What They're Saying...

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth

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