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To help educators overcome barriers and better protect students with disabilities from abuse and victimization, we developed the MBF Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Facilitator Adaptation Guide.

The Guide will assist MBF Certified Facilitators to present MBF Child Safety Matters® and MBF Teen Safety Matters® lessons with adaptable content for students with a range of learning and intellectual disabilities in both special education and integrated classroom settings.

It was developed by educators with deep expertise in intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as MBF curricula and provides crucial information including:

  • Preparing administration and school
  • Preparing classroom teachers/paraprofessionals
  • Preparing for implementing lessons in classrooms
  • Tips for presenting
  • Post-lesson follow up activities
  • Options for differentiating lessons (content and activities) – for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12


Existing Facilitators can download the Guide from the Facilitator Portal (Facilitator Resources).

If you are not currently an MBF Facilitator, we encourage you to learn more about our comprehensive, evidence-based/evidence-informed, fun, and easy-to-use programs. Once you place an order for any MBF program, you will have access to the Guide and a broad range of other helpful resources. Place an order by clicking on SHOP in the upper right corner.

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What They're Saying...

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.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.

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