Laws vary from state to state, but in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case, state legislatures are becoming more active in setting requirements for youth/sports camps, day care centers, and after-school programs that are run by non-profit organizations, Universities, places of worship, etc.
We know that your ultimate goal in offering services to children is to enrich their lives. Those who work in leadership within child-serving organizations should be aware that those who seek to harm children need access to them, and often try to gain that access by working or volunteering in the very places that serve children. It is imperative to establish protective policies, as well as provide proper annual training to ensure that everyone who works with or volunteers with children is aware of signs and symptoms of abuse, how predators groom children, and how to respond compassionately and appropriately to an outcry of abuse.
Our Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training is specifically designed to educate child-serving professionals to do just that. Additionally, the training offers solutions for creating effective policies and procedures for their organizations to help safeguard the children in their care.
If you would like more information on our training for parents entitled Keeping Your Children Safe in the Real and Virtual World or our training for children 8-14 called You Are Not Alone, please click here.