Resource articles

Child abuse at shared facilities

Child abuse at most youth organizations fall into two categories.

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.

Preventing abuse— by design

Your facility's design and physical layout can help reduce the risk of child abuse.

Link up for criminal background checks

Criminal background checks are becoming almost standard for youth supervision positions.

Are background checks enough?

Tips to strengthen your organization’s screening and selection practices.

Using discipline wisely for youth serving organizations

Suggestions for conscientious disciplinary procedures.

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.

Protect your organization's reputation and assets

Recommended practices to minimize risk of abuse allegations.