HOW TO USE COMMIT TO KIDS

Step 10: TRAIN EVERYONE

Training is required in the following areas for:

All new and existing employees/volunteers

  • Recognizing and preventing child sexual abuse
  • Managing risk
  • Following the code of conduct
  • Policies and procedures, especially relating to reporting, documenting, and handling disclosure
  • How to teach prevention skills to children

Parents/guardians

  • Your organization’s child protection policies
  • Information on child sexual abuse and how offenders target children
  • Steps for handling a disclosure of abuse
  • Information on healthy development
  • How to talk to children about personal safety

Children in the care of your organization

  • Risk and protective factors
  • Communication and assertiveness
  • Identifying and labelling emotions
  • Appropriate boundaries and touching
  • Healthy relationships

It is a good idea for employees/volunteers to attend annual training sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to review your child protection manual, discuss new policies and concerns, and rehearse sample case scenarios.

OUTCOME: Your organization will have trained employees/volunteers and parents on recognizing and preventing child sexual abuse, as well as on relevant child protection policies.

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