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Do You Have What It Takes?

Do You Have What It Takes? What does it take to become a Steward of Children? Two hours, $10, and the desire to create a better world for children. Stewards of Children® is an online training program from Darkness To Light (D2L) that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse […]

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Building a Culture of Safety

At Safe-Wise Consulting, we often talk with our clients about building a “culture of safety”, because the safety for our children, members and community begins with safety for our staff.  At Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, their goal for employee safety is as clear and simple as their workplace safety program’s name: Go for […]

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Youth Sports Program Safety

Youth Sports Program Safety: Spring is here and many organizations are kicking off their outdoor youth sports programs. Here are several important and sometimes overlooked safety items that deserve specific attention. Review your hiring, screening and training practices, as they play a crucial role in preventing child abuse. From criminal background checks and multiple telephone […]

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Should consequences for safety violations include possible criminal charges?

When an employee dies or is severely injured on the job, should someone with the employer face criminal charges including going to jail? There appears to be a growing trend of criminal charges (I.e., manslaughter) being filed across the country where there are significant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard violations associated with an […]

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Defining “Youth” as a numerical age

Defining “Youth” as a numerical age. Most youth serving organizations today are faced with the difficult decision of defining the numerical age “Youth” may be allowed to be without adult supervision in the facility. As part of a comprehensive Youth Protection Policy, your organization should specify what age a youth member or participant must be […]

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Sign-in / Sign-out Procedures; Are All your youth programs following them?

Sign-in / Sign-out Procedures; Are All your youth programs following them? While the vast majority of licensed Preschool and After-school programs abide by strict sign-in / sign-out procedure, do all your youth programs follow the same or similar procedure?  Why not? As part of a comprehensive Youth Protection Policy, your organization should specify what age […]

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