“It is vital that organizations create a culture where child sexual abuse is discussed, addressed and prevented.”
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
If you are a leader at an organization that serves youth, you understand how important it is to make sure the kids in your care are safe. Unfortunately, predators seek access to children in community settings. In addition, you may know a child who is struggling because of abuse that happened at home or other settings.
In our Child Safe Policy Workshop, leaders from youth-serving organizations review and strengthen child protection policies. You’ll get sample policies that you can easily adapt to your setting. Key areas discussed include:
Screening of staff/volunteers
Background check basics
Code of conduct for staff/volunteers
Staff and volunteer training
One adult/one child interactions
State reporting requirements
To find out about our next Child Protection Policy Workshop, contact our prevention director at prevention [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org or 901.888.4363.