Guidelines for abuse prevention programs and background checks

Develop formal guidelines for abuse prevention programs and background checks to address child abuse exposures in order to benefit not only your organization but also the youth and clients you serve.

Utilizing S.E.A. to combat abuse

S.E.A. stands for supervision, education, and accountability. Providing appropriate supervision is a key strategy for stopping abuse within an organization.

Using discipline wisely for youth serving organizations

Suggestions for conscientious disciplinary procedures.

Preparing for the Initial meeting with your attorney

Helpful advice for preparing for your initial meeting with your attorney

Who's responsible for staff after hours?

Risk management steps to take for after-hour staff.

Avoid negligent hiring claims by taking action

Precautionary measures to avoid negligent hiring claims.

Protect your organization's reputation and assets

Recommended practices to minimize risk of abuse allegations.

Child abuse at shared facilities

Child abuse at most youth organizations fall into two categories.

Preventing child abuse

An allegation of child abuse can be devastating to the reputation and morale of a youth program.

Careful reporting can clarify claims

Instruct staff members to follow these guidelines when filling out accident reports.