Lauren’s Kids Curriculum & Program Training Opportunities

Check out Lauren’s Kids training opportunities for curriculum and related resources below. Trainings are available at no cost to Florida public schools and districts, and to all others for a small fee. Email [email protected] to learn more.

Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids/Safer, Smarter Teens Overview: 1 Hour

Each grade level – Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, and High School – will be highlighted, providing educators with an awareness of the topics and components of the curriculum.

Participants will be provided with a training packet. This training is appropriate for district administrators, school-based administrators, social workers, school counselors, PTA, School Advisory Committee.


Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids/Safer, Smarter Teens Intensive Grade Level Training: 6 Hours

This intensive training is grade level specific: Kindergarten · 1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Middle School · High School

Participants will be provided with a grade level Safer, Smarter Kids or Safer, Smarter, Teens kit. Each lesson will be taught fully, following the steps in the Teacher’s Guide, providing educators an opportunity at each grade level. Educators will be prepared through trainer-facilitated group discussion highlighted by teacher tips for effective implementation of the curriculum in their classrooms.

This training is appropriate for grade level educators or resource teachers who plan to provide the primary instruction of the curriculum at a specific grade level.


Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids/Safer Smarter Teens Grade Level Training: 3 Hours

This training is grade level specific: Kindergarten · 1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Middle School · High School

Participants will be provided with a grade level Safer, Smarter Kids or Safer, Smarter Teens kit. Each lesson’s topics and components will be introduced by highlighting the steps in the Teacher’s Guide, providing educators an opportunity to interact with the components of each grade level.

This training is appropriate for grade level educators or resource teachers who plan to provide the primary instruction of the curriculum at a specific grade level.


Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids/Safer, Smarter Teens Overview: 1 Hour

This training is grade level specific: Kindergarten · 1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Middle School · High School

Participants will be provided with a training packet. Each lesson will be introduced providing educators with an awareness of the topic and lesson components. This training is appropriate to build awareness of the topics in a grade level prior to the 3-hour or 6-hour grade level training.


Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids Kindergarten-5th Grade Overview: 3 Hours

Following the steps in the Teachers’ Guide, one lesson in each grade level will be highlighted providing educators with an awareness of the topic and lesson components. Participants will be provided with a training packet.

This training is appropriate for social workers, school counselors, district level administrators, and school-based administrators.


Safer Smarter KidsSafer, Smarter Kids/Safer Smarter Teens Grade Level “Train The Trainer” Training: 8 Hours

This training is grade level specific with the purpose of developing grade level trainers: Kindergarten · 1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Middle School · High School

Each lesson at each grade level will be taught completely, following all steps of implementation in the Teacher’s Guide, and will provide the trainers with the background needed to adequately train educators to implement the program in their classrooms. Participants will be provided with a grade level kit and a Train the Trainer training packet.

This training is appropriate for education professionals who have previously or currently taught the curriculum, who display a commitment and passion for empowering students to become safer and smarter, and who demonstrate excellent presentation skills.


The following trainings may be added to any of the previous training opportunities to enhance the safety concepts learned in the classroom and extend those concepts into a student’s home. 

Safer Smarter SchoolsSafer, Smarter Schools Resources Overview: 2 Hours

An overview of Lauren’s Kids (safersmarterschools.org) resources:

Safer, Smarter Schools Curriculum Training Videos; Family Safety Plan; Family Activity Packs; Hope and Healing’ Trauma Informed Practices for Teachers training videos; and Professional Development Courses: Beginning Educators, Principals. Participants will be provided with a training packet.

This training is appropriate for Trainers, district level administrators, and school-based administrators.


Safer Smarter FamiliesFamily Safety Plan Training: 1 Hour

An in-depth overview for use of the Family Safety Plan (safersmarterfamilies.org), a safety plan generator for families, that extends the safety concepts into the home. Participants will be provided with a training packet.

This training is appropriate for PTA meetings, School Advisory Council meetings, or Title 1 Parent Involvement Workshops.


BlueprintFamily Activity Pack Training: 2 Hours

An in-depth overview for use of the Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families Family Activity Pack topics:

Building Safe Relationships
Building Safe Communication
Building Physical Safety
Building Personal Safety
Building a Plan for Safety
Building Safety in the Digital World

The Family Activity Packs provide families with an introduction and hands on activities that extends of the safety concepts taught in the Kindergarten-5th Grade Safer, Smarter Kids Abuse Prevention Curriculum. The unique design of the instruction in the packs make them appropriate for use by parents whether or not their children have participated in the curriculum in their school. Participants will be provided with a Family Activity Pack kit.

This training is appropriate for PTA meetings or SAC meetings, or Title 1 Parent Involvement Workshops.


A Guide to Hope and HealingA Guide to Hope and Healing: 1 Hour

An overview of the essential information and questions that often arise after a child’s disclosure of abuse. A Guide to Hope and Healing includes information about recognizing and responding to abuse, creating a family safety plan, use of affirmation cards, age appropriate healing activities, and a trusted adult companion journal. This training will review recognizing sexual abuse, reporting abuse, developing a family safety plan, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, creating a new normal following abuse, and a review of the healing activities. Participants will be provided a copy of A Guide to Hope and Healing.

This training is appropriate for educators, administrators, social workers, school psychologists, counselors, and parents.