Instantly engage your volunteers with our highly interactive child safety training. Volunteers and staff can complete the training online, from anywhere, 24/7. Conducting annual group training is no longer enough. Your volunteers need training before they serve.
Protect My Ministry recommends that you implement and mandate a comprehensive child safety training program for all ministry employees and volunteers. By educating employees and volunteers properly as to how to identify common signs of abuse, you will be more prepared to prevent it from happening in your own ministry. Protect My Ministry can help you plan your child safety training and get you started today. Below is a free video preview as well as the curriculum outline.
Learn why it is important to learn about child sexual abuse, today more than ever. Introduction to learning how to protect children and assure the health and well-being of your organization.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Covers long-term impacts, historical perspective, overview of legislation, the impact on ministries, and how to focus on child sexual abuse prevention.
Lesson 2: Definition Of Child Sexual Abuse
Covers the questions of what is child sexual abuse, what is non-sexual abuse or neglect, some facts about child sexual abuse, who are the victims and perpetrators, what causes child sexual abuse, classes of child molesters, why the number of reported cases is so low, and how children should be warned.
Lesson 3: Victim Behavioral Characteristics
Covers the profiles of potential victims, physical signs or behaviors, behavior or signs of mental stress, the perpetrator at work, and how to heed the warning signs.
Lesson 4: Effects Of Child Sexual Abuse
Covers the effects on the victim, effects in adulthood, and effects on the family.
Lesson 5: Characteristics Of Child Molesters
Covers historical view, how predators choose their victims, grooming behaviors, what you should be on the lookout for, common characteristics of male offenders and common characteristics of female offenders.
Lesson 6: Recognizing Behaviors
Covers how to watch for grooming behaviors, supervise everyone, avoid false allegations, avoid unmonitored or unsupervised situations, watch for inappropriate physical contact and monitoring children.
Lesson 7: Prevention
Covers how to establish a child sexual abuse prevention program and planning committee. Teaches how to create screening and selection policies for employees and volunteers, writing guidelines about interactions between individuals and avoiding unmonitored one-on-one interactions. Covers watching for grooming behaviors in others, protecting yourself: avoid false allegations, avoiding inappropriate physical affection. All of this providing a safe environment and better response to questionable situations.
Lesson 8: Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Covers when you should report, role of policies and procedures, reporting processes, and keeping records of internal reports.
At the end of the course there is a 25-question test covering the material in the videos. The applicant must score a minimum of 70% to pass. If the applicant should fail, they will be provided with links to review the worksheets, watch the training again, and take the test again.
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