Instantly Engage Coaches via Online Child Safety Training

Protect Youth Sports recommends Child Safety Training for abuse prevention for each coach, staff member and volunteer. Included with each background check is our complete 90-minute scenario-based learning course along with testing and online certification of completion. Volunteers and staff can complete the training online, from anywhere, 24/7.

When staff members and volunteers have an awareness of the basic characteristics of a sexual abuser, the process by which an abuser picks and prepares a child for abuse, and indicators of child sexual abuse, they are better equipped to recognize and prevent abuse in youth sports programs.Child Safety Training

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Learn why it is important to learn about child sexual abuse, today more than ever. Introduction to learning how to protect children and assure the health and well-being of your organization.
Lesson 1
Covers long-term impacts, historical perspective, overview of legislation, the impact on youth sports, and howto focus on child sexual abuse prevention.
Lesson 2
Definition Of Child Sexual Abuse
Covers the questions of what is child sexual abuse, what is non-sexual abuse or neglect, some facts about child sexual abuse, who are the victims and perpetrators, what causes child sexual abuse, classes of child molesters, why the number of reported cases is so low, and how children should be warned.
Lesson 3
Victim Behavioral Characteristics
Covers the profiles of potential victims, physical signs or behaviors, behavior or signs of mental stress, the perpetrator at work, and how to heed the warning signs.
Lesson 4
Effects Of Child Sexual Abuse
Covers the effects on the victim, effects in adulthood, and effects on the family.
Lesson 5
Characteristics Of Child Molesters
Covers historical view, how predators choose their victims, grooming behaviors, what you should be on the lookout for, common characteristics of male offenders, and common characteristics of female offenders.
Lesson 6
Recognizing Behaviors
Covers how to watch for grooming behaviors, supervise everyone, avoid false allegations, avoid unmonitored or unsupervised situations, watch for inappropriate physical contact, monitoring the children.
Lesson 7
Covers howto establish a child sexual abuse prevention program planning committee. Teaches howto create screening and selection policies for employees and volunteers, writing guidelines about interactions between individuals, and avoiding unmonitored one-on-one interaction. Covers watching for grooming behaviors in others, protecting yourself: avoid false allegations, avoiding inappropriate physical affection. All of this providing a safe environment and better response to questionable situations.
Lesson 8
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Covers when you should report, role of policies and procedures, reporting processes, and keeping records of internal reports.
At the end of the course there is a 25-question test covering the material in the videos. The applicant must score a minimum of 70% to pass. If the applicant should fail, they will be provided with links to review the worksheets, watch the training again, and take the test again.
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