People Who Work with Children
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.
Start with our Six Ways Organizations Can Keep Children Safe from Sexual Abuse.
Adults can work to create a culture of safety in any youth serving organization. But organizations must also establish policies and procedures that address boundariesi, 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.
- Learn about Prevention for Youth Serving Organizations
- Learn Prevention Steps Faith Communities Can Take
- Read our guidance for people who have concerns about adult behaviors in school settings (from our Ask Now! advice column).
- Listen to an archived training or contact us to see how else we can help your organization.