If you work with children and teens, you have a critical role in protecting children and creating a positive setting for children to be healthy and happy. We can help you with the knowledge, resources and support you need to create safe environments for youth. This includes knowing when and how to step in when you see inappropriate behavior. You may be the only one who recognizes warning sign behaviors and is in a position to take steps to keep a child safe from sexual abuse.
Adults can create cultures of safety in youth-serving organizations.
But organizations must also establish policies and procedures that address boundaries, supervision and responding to concerns - and provide the training to support these. And anyone with concerns about a child’s safety must be encouraged and empowered to speak up - and have the confidence that their concerns will be dealt with responsibly.