Course Description

Youth protection training prepares staff and faculty to support minors on campus. Through scenario-based learning and skill-building activities, this course prepares adult learners to engage in healthy and safe relationships with minors and to identify and act in situations where they suspect child abuse or neglect.

Protecting Youth: Abuse and Neglect Prevention covers basic reporting requirements and federal and state reporting processes. It is recommended for any college or university employee who interacts with minors.

Course Map

Learners explore their role in creating a safe environment for minors on campus.

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Learners examine the building blocks for establishing healthy relationships, including developing respectful verbal and nonverbal communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and identifying healthy and harmful interactions online and through social media (cyberstalking, cyber bullying, sexting, etc.).

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Learners understand healthy child development and identify reportable behavior including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.

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Learners familiarize themselves with relevant state and federal reporting requirements (including your institution’s reporting policies) and develop skills for handling disclosures, making reports, and communicating effectively.

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Learners explore national, local, and institutional resources for maintaining an environment free from child abuse and neglect. This course concludes with an assessment of learning outcomes

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