Safety 1st Program
As a parent, there is nothing more important than the safety of my kids. I expect that when I send my kid to school, camp, daycare, after-school programs, or sports that those in charge will also treat safety as their #1 priority.
I have created a program for schools and youth-serving organizations that includes:
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Management
- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
- Routine Maintenance Training
- Marketing emblems for you to show your organization puts the safety of kids 1st. There is a physical sticker and a digital emblem that can be used on your website, in your marketing collateral and at your school.
95% of Child Sexual Abuse can be prevented through education per the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute.
Research shows child molesters deliberately target volunteer positions and places of employment that give them the most opportunity to get in front of their drug of choice which are children.
Carla van Dam, leading Psychologist, says that child molesters deliberately associate themselves with people who have not been trained on grooming behaviors, are too uncomfortable to discuss child sexual abuse prevention, or too polite to speak up when boundaries are crossed.
There are many schools that a child molester can target to work or volunteer at. They will quickly pass up those that have been trained and move on to those that have not. As you can see from the vast amount of lawsuits against schools.
The training I offer is completely different than the Mandated Reporting training provided by the CDE. The Mandatory Reporter training is focused on reporting, my training is focused on prevention.
The five most valuable benefits your school and staff will gain from this training:
1. Your school will learn the skills to help prevent kids from becoming victims and allow them to reach their full potential.
2. Your school will be able to show parents and the community that you are committed to the safety of kids. Parents many choices of where to send their kids to school and they are going to choose a school that is proactive in their safety training.
3. Your school can potentially mitigate the risk for their staff and their organization. Having set policies and procedures on boundaries, takes the burden off the staff so nothing to be taken personally. If an incident happens to occur, your school can show they did everything they could to prevent it. (I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, I do have employment lawyers to refer you to).
4. Your school is putting potential molesters on notice that your staff has been trained so they will potentially choose to work or volunteer elsewhere.
5. Educating and empowering your staff with the skills to predict and prevent child sexual abuse.