The training program consists of two modules as follows:
Module #1 - Child Sexual Abuse Basics – Who, Where, When, Why, What? How?
This training module is a key part of your child sexual abuse prevention program and participation should be mandatory for every staff member and volunteer and it should be repeated annually.
The objectives of this module are to:
- Raise your level of awareness of the CSA pandemic and its consequences
- Visualize and transform YOUR world into a safer place for kids
- Teach you to recognize vulnerability patterns, risky behaviors and signs of abuse
- Discuss barriers that keep people from talking about abuse and taking appropriate action
- Understand your responsibility to protect kids and respond to abuse
As we mentioned earlier, written boundaries are at the heart of protecting children. Without them, every day is filled with a myriad of subjective choices that are far too often hindered by our emotions, opinions, relationships, and quest for personal gain (acceptance, security, promotion, raise, etc.). When boundaries are established and documented in writing, they provide a mechanism for objective decision making that applies to everyone who comes in contact with children in your care. No exceptions!
This training module covers the boundaries discussed in Best Practice #3 which now need to be communicated to your staff and volunteers. Training participation should be mandatory for every staff member and volunteer and the training should be repeated annually.
The objective of this module is to discuss in depth the boundaries included in the following 6 categories:
- On-Site Boundaries
- Off-Site Boundaries
- Off-Hours Boundaries
- Electronic Communication and Social Media Boundaries
- Child-to-Child Boundaries
- Gift Boundaries
This level of accountability is essential to the success of the Child Sexual Abuse Best Practices program and is only achievable by training parents on the established boundaries and engaging them in the enforcement process. Your organization can simply extend access to both on-line training modules referenced above to the parents and caregivers of children in your care.