Be Safe Frequently Asked Questions
Who would benefit from the Be Safe Curriculum?
Adolescents and young adults who have difficulties in communication, social interactions, self-management, problem-solving and emotional awareness.

I don’t know if I will have time to fit Be Safe lessons into my day. Why is this program so important?
Be Safe is designed using evidence-based practices and delivers the message of safety, boundaries, and the importance of following instructions from law enforcement officials and other first responders. This program is relevant and potentially lifesaving for adolescents and young adults as they gain independence, access community services, and transition into the work place.

Can the lessons be adapted for students with complex learning needs?
Yes! All lessons can be individualized to meet the needs of diverse learners. All the lesson plans include suggestions for differentiation, and the materials within the program are differentiated for a range of learners. The teacher-delivered lesson plans and materials are available in both Spanish and English.

Are implementation materials included in Be Safe?
Yes! All required materials are included in the Be Safe curriculum. Supplemental materials include worksheets, response options, vocabulary lists, visual sorting activities, computer-based interactive activities, and more. Materials provide real-world examples of scenarios and visual representations of people and objects found in the community.

How are the video modeling episodes in Be Safe different from the video modeling episodes in Social Skills?
Be Safe includes 7 video modeling episodes that use live actors demonstrating positive ways to respond to police and other first responders. Each video modeling episode is approximately 5-11 minutes in length and includes a narrator who provides additional instruction and dialogue throughout the episode.

Can students log in to Be Safe independently?
Yes! Teachers will create a student username and password for each student who will login to the Be Safe program. Teachers will also have the ability to log in as their students, to assist students who need support. When students log in to Be Safe, they will only have access to the video models and interactive activities that have been enabled by a facilitator.

What are the Be Safe Self-Disclosure cards?
It is important for students to learn how to disclosure their disability when in emergency situations. Using the Be Safe Self-Disclosure Cards, teachers can teach students when and how to safely disclose important information to first responders. Be Safe includes Self-Disclosure Cards that include a variety of disabilities and mental health conditions. The cards can be printed, laminated, and carried by students.

Who should implement Be Safe? The Be Safe lesson plans are easy-to-implement and can be used by a variety of professionals. Special education teachers, related service professionals, school counselors, and school safety/resource officers are some of the individuals who might implement the Be Safe curriculum.