To better protect and heal children from trauma and its emotional impact


Salute to Southampton

The Family Safety First Community

Over the past three years, Southampton Elementary School has participated in a research trial of KEYS©, a program that trains parents and others who care for young children to prevent physical and emotional injury. In a sense, KEYS© unlocks each adult’s potential to protect the children around them. Topics include child sexual abuse prevention, bullying, cyber safety and effective parenting strategies (to counter excessive corporal punishment). There is research to support the fact that for every adult trained to protect, ten children are potentially protected in the community.

KEYS© has been well received and the trial research indicated significant and continuing changes in knowledge and protective behavior after taking KEYS©. The school would like to offer it to all incoming parents each year. To date, Child HELP Partnership at St. John’s University has funded the project completely. In order to continue, the community has been asked to raise some funds to contribute to the effort.

We are celebrating the success and honoring Southampton for being the community that “Puts Family Safety First” at an event on

Saturday June 25th, 6:30 to 9:30pm


Awards will be presented to the Southampton Elementary School Leadership Team: Bertha “Cookie” Richard, Principal, Mike Grimaldi, Assistant Principal, Gwen Arnzen, School Counselor and Police Officer Kim Radigan. 

We are asking for sponsorship from community organizations, businesses and individual patrons. All contributions toward the Southampton KEYS program are tax deductible and will be used to maintain and grow the program in the Southampton School District.  

Suggested sponsorship levels include: 

$150 (includes two reservations)

$250 (includes four reservations)

$500 (includes four reservations and special recognition at the event)

A $45 donation is suggested for individual reservations

If you can’t attend a donation in support of the child safety programs in Southampton is greatly appreciated

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