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Title: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
Author(s): Janet Saul Ph.D.; Natalie C. Audage MPH
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health & Human Services
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
Sale Source: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS-F64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report is intended for representatives of youth-serving organizations who are committed to adopting organizational strategies designed to prevent children from being sexually abused while participating in organization-sponsored activities.
Abstract: The report's first section outlines six key components of child sexual abuse prevention in youth-serving organizations. The components involve screening and selecting employees and volunteers, the development and promotion of guidelines for interactions between individuals, mechanisms for monitoring behavior, and the development of procedures for ensuring safe environments during organization-sponsored activities. Other components are the development of strategies for responding to inappropriate sexual behavior, breaches in policy, and allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse, as well as staff training in child sexual abuse prevention. Aspects of each of these six components are described in detail, with attention to prevention goals, key strategies, and strategies tailored to various situations and resources of individual organizations. Suggestions are offered for addressing challenges in developing and implementing a strategy to prevent child sexual abuse. Tools are provided to help organizations in this effort. Appended resource list and sample policies
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child Sexual Abuse; Volunteer training; Youth groups; Youth worker training
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