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. By implementing this training you are proving your committment to keep our kids safe.
By training your staff you are putting child molesters on alert that your staff has been trained to recognize grooming procedures, boundary setting & reinforcing, and reporting.
In her book The Socially Skilled Child Molester, Carla van Dam, Leading Psychologist, says that child molesters deliberately associate themselves with people who have not been trained, are too uncomfortable to discuss, or too polite to speak up.
There are many organizations 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.
This training is different than the Mandated Reporting training provided by the CDE as that focuses more on reporting than preventing. This kind of preventative training could be helpful to mitigate liability, this is not legal advice, ask your attorney.