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About Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1985 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1995. Our mission is to provide services and resources for preventive and restorative responses to sexual and social violence.

Based on the vision of its founder, Fay “Honey” Knopp, the organization strives to achieve its mission through three divisions:

  • Safer Society Press, a print and media conduit of knowledge for all professionals whose work parallels the mission of Safer Society Foundation.
  • Safer Society Continuing Education Center, an online conduit of knowledge that produces webinars and trainings for all professionals whose work parallels the mission of Safer Society Foundation.
  • New Circle Mentoring, a community-based mentoring program that provides at-risk children in Central Vermont the one-on-one support and encouragement of a caring adult to help them overcome the obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood.

About the Continuing Education Center

The Continuing Education Center was developed three years ago in the midst of a global pandemic to provide professionals working in the field of ending violence and abuse with easy access to the latest information. We host live online trainings via Zoom and recorded on demand trainings that provide CE credits, as well as our new non-credit trainings, and free webinars.

David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F is our Director of the Continuing Education Center and a me

ntal health practitioner of 39 years. He is the author and editor of 25 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA), the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime A

chievement award, and the 2022 recipient of the Faye Honey Knopp Award from the New York State Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and New York State ATSA. He also served as ATSA President in 2008-09. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world. His published work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, French, and Polish. He has served on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals.