we benefit children sense of safety

Programs Sense of Safety

In 2019, We Benefit Children partnered with the LAPD, USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, and A Chance for Children to create a new public safety initiative that brings together a powerful, multipronged community partnership to support The Hero In You Foundation’s Rocket Rules for Safety Program. Designed for children aged 3-9, who are often overlooked and vulnerable, the aim is to teach them situational and sensory awareness and action skills that they can use in real-life active threat situations. We aim to promote knowledge that leads to smart, split-second decisions in various scenarios and surroundings.

The Sense of Safety Initiative supports best practices, safety drills, and policy procedures from law enforcement and Homeland Security while maintaining age-appropriate, social-emotional sensitivity for this challenging subject. Created with LAPD and experts in public safety, education, childhood psychology, and children’s entertainment, the Rocket Rules books, animated videos, lesson plans, and activities promote awareness and develop cognitive choices that children can learn, practice, and share.

Subjects covered in the Sense of Safety Activity Book are Calling 9-1-1, Using the Buddy System, Traffic Safety; Locating Exits, Finding Landmarks, Identifying Safe and Unsafe People and Places, Dangerous Objects, Evacuation Plans, Finding Safe Zones, Staying Calm, Knowing Emergency