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Stop Bullying Now

I spent some time updating my knowledge of the scope of bullying in the US this week as I prepared to provide a workshop on the subject for a group of YMCAs. I also was reminded of the impact of this issue while reading an article in USA Today (Wednesday, January 25th, “Bullying in USA: […]

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Lifeguard Breaks and Rotations

I was recently visiting a YMCA and while interviewing the lifeguard on duty, I asked how long she had been on duty. Her answer was “I opened at 5:30AM”. My next question was “When was your last break?” her answer was “I requested a potty break at 9:00AM when the Aquatic Director arrived”. This lifeguard […]

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Protecting Youth, Yourself and the Organization

I recently enjoyed a day of working with a great afterschool program staff; discussing youth protection issues, practices and providing training. During our training discussions we learned quite a bit about effectively preventing child abuse. We also learned that their organization still has some work to do. There are some basic concepts that should be […]

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Welcome to the New Year

Welcome to the New Year… welcome to our new Blog. Safe-Wise will be posting regularly to this with the goal of sharing first-person comments on the risk issues facing our nonprofit colleagues on a daily basis. Staff will present ideas each week, reference pertinent resources and allow for thoughtful comments from our readers. So as […]

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