Every year in youth-serving organizations across the U.S., children learn skills, build self-esteem and are challenged to explore new worlds.

Unfortunately, the same factors that create a nurturing environment may also increase a child’s vulnerability by providing access to children and “cover” that sexual abusers seek. Adults who work in these organizations and programs need a comprehensive strategy to prevent sexual abuse, protect children in their care and avoid potential legal and financial liabilities. A key tactic is to educate all staff and volunteers about child sexual abuse and how it can be prevented.

Series Objectives:

  • Understand the nature and scope of child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Learn strategies for preventing sexual abuse and misconduct in youth-serving organizations
  • Recognize and respond to boundary violating behaviors
  • Understand the importance of creating codes of conduct and policies to protect children, staff, and the organization
  • Learn how to respond to disclosures
  • Understand mandatory reporting roles, obligations, and process
  • Discuss policy considerations and best practices
Event Type   Training
Location Zoom
Date Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location   Zoom
Details Join us for a three part online class to learn about preventing child sexual abuse.
Upcoming Recurrences

No occurrences found for this timeframe (next 6 months from today).

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMufumorT8qGdP6EHw51i--Eot0y6iphhrF

Session 1: The nature and scope of child sexual abuse (CSA) and exploitation
Thursday, July 7, 2022
12 pm MT / 1 pm CT

Session 2: Preventing CSA and misconduct in youth-serving organizations; handling disclosures and reporting
Thursday, July 14, 2022
12 pm MT / 1 pm CT

Session 3: Best Practicesfor policy and practice
Thursday, July 28, 2022
12 pm MT / 1 pm CT

For more information, contact:
Cassie Nagel, Education & Public Awareness Specialist
Cassie.Nagel@chssd.org | 605.295.1159