LAUREN’S KIDS FOUNDATION

Preventing Child Abuse.
Healing Survivors.

Shining Light into the darkness

Welcome to Lauren’s Kids

Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world. Our mission is to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.

Health & Safety Resources in COVID-19 Crisis

This time is challenging on many levels…stress about physical and mental health and wellness, childcare, income and economy, and more. For survivors of sexual abuse, this extreme stress can trigger PTSD, anxiety, and depression related to past trauma and abuse — and with school closures, childcare pressures, and perhaps more time than usual on digital devices, it is important to be mindful of safety.

Safer Smarter Schools

Our K-12 personal safety curriculum offers materials for classrooms, administrators, guidance professionals, and parent engagement to help children avoid traps predators set and seek help from trusted adults whenever necessary. Free for Florida schools.

Guide to Hope & Healing

A one-of-a-kind resource designed to provide essential information and answer questions that often arise after a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse. In addition to a manual with resources, references, tips and forms, the Guide to Hope & Healing contains activities for child and teen survivors to help facilitate healing and communication, and safety planning and communication activities for families. Free for use in Florida.

Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families

An interactive activity pack to help families teach elementary school children the basics of personal safety and the strategies needed to prevent abuse – all from a place of fun, not fear. Free for Florida families.

Family Safety Toolkit

The Family Safety Toolkit generator is an online resource designed to help your family address personal safety in a comfortable way, with videos, tips, tools, and downloadable activities for families with children grades K-12, with resources for children with special needs, too. Free resource.

Raising Awareness

Lauren’s Kids raises awareness about child sexual abuse and prevention through public awareness campaigns, the media, and speaking engagements throughout the country and the world. Watch Lauren’s TEDxTalk at the University of Oxford below.

Florida License Plate

Lauren’s Kids is Driven to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Help raise awareness, raise funds, and become a part of the mission – order your Florida specialty license plate today.

BY THE NUMBERS

The Issue

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. It occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. When sexual abuse does occur, 75% of child victims do not disclose within a year – 45% keep their abuse a secret for at least 5 years, many stay silent for decades, and some never tell.

But 95% of this abuse is preventable through education and awareness – and with guidance and support, victims can heal into thriving survivors. Together, we can shine light into dark places.

NEWS & EVENTS

The Latest News