U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/PreventingChildSexualAbuse-a.pdf
This document includes: Components of child sexual abuse prevention including: screening and selecting employees and volunteers, guidelines on interactions between individuals, monitoring behavior, ensuring safe environments, responding to inappropriate behavior, breaches in policy, allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse, training about child sexual abuse prevention. Resource list and sample policies.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Policy Statement: Use of Chaperones During the Physical Examination of the Pediatric Patient.
American Academy of Family Physicians. Adolescents, Protecting: Ensuring Access to Care and Reporting Sexual Activity and Abuse.
State of Michigan Child Protection Law
American Camp Association. State Laws and Regulations Applicable to Camps.
American Camp Association. Child Abuse Prevention Resources.
Wide variety of resources intended to protect minors at youth camps. Includes staff screening and background checks, policies and procedures, staff and volunteer training.
American Camp Association. Camps on Campus Newsletter.
National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds
An organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and family strengthening. The National Alliance website features a Resource Library at http://www.ctfalliance.org/resources.htm which includes a review of research, publications, web resources, selected journal articles, Alliance newsletters, Alliance webinars and trainings.
Michigan Children's Trust Fund
"CTF serves as a voice for Michigan's children and families and promotes their health, safety, and welfare by funding effective local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect."
National Children's Advocacy Center
"The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education and leadership.
Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
"Training and technical assistance is provided by Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center to help establish and strengthen CACs in the 12 midwestern states that make up the Midwest Region. As we work with communities to develop their own community based centers, we seek to provide the best possible training to all members of the multidisciplinary response to child abuse."
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center
"Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) are community based, child-focused and child-friendly facilities where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. The primary goal of all CACs is to ensure that children are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them."
National Children's Alliance
"National Children's Alliance is a child advocacy organization that empowers communities to provide children's advocacy services to victims of child abuse."
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Includes information about sexual exploitation, sexual offenders, legal resources, a tipline.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse.
Includes links to information about child sexual abuse, child abuse and much more.
Boy Scouts of America. Youth Protection in Scouting.
BSA policies. Information about mandatory reporting of child abuse, leadership selection, Youth Member Behavior Guidelines, Internet safety.
Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan (2012, July 12). Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions fo the Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky.
Report cites "a striking lack of empathy for child abuse victims by the most senior leaders of the University," "a failure by the Board to exercise its oversight functions," "a President who discouraged discussion and dissent" and "a lack of awareness of child abuse issues, the Clery Act, and whistleblower policies and protections."
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