Child Protection Training for Employees and Volunteers
When your organization works with children, you care about protecting them from harm. That’s why Compass has designed a series of courses for adult employees and volunteers to educate them about child abuse, bullying, suicide prevention, and so much more.
Recognizing Child Abuse
Sensitive topics require respectful solutions.
Recommended as a first course, Recognizing Child Abuse trains employees and volunteers to recognize signs, characteristics, and scenarios of suspected child abuse. The course reviews all forms of child abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Includes an introduction to human trafficking. With an informative and thorough curriculum, this child abuse prevention course presents best practices for creating and maintaining a safe environment.
Professional Boundaries and Behaviors
Healthy boundaries are a proactive measure to reduce potential abuse scenarios. With a solid foundation in healthy boundaries, your organization’s employees and volunteers can demonstrate professional behaviors that create safe environments for the children in your care.
Professional Boundaries and Behaviors explores:
- Role, identity and purpose of a professional
- Boundaries for healthy professional relationships
- Healthy professional habits
Technology can be an incredible resource for children. It also creates a real threat to their safety. In today’s day and age, child predators use technology to befriend and take advantage of vulnerable children. With Technology Safety, employees and volunteers learn more about the technology children are accessing, what kinds of threats they face, and how to protect them.
BONUS: Technology isn’t just dangerous for children. This course also focuses on ways that adults can protect themselves online.
Bullying Interventions for Organizations
Bullying is an unpleasant but inevitable part of life that happens in virtually every social group.
This is a course designed to equip participants to respond effectively and in accordance with governmental and organizational policies when they witness or are informed about incidents of bullying. The goal is to help adult staff and volunteers understand the different aspects of bullying and to provide recommended strategies and techniques to deal with both victims and bullies.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, suicide is the second most common cause of death among teens and young adults age 15-24 and third highest reason among children age 10-14.
The Suicide Prevention course discusses the critical role adults play in child suicide prevention and share creative strategies designed to strengthen understanding, empathy and care. Adults are taught warning signs so they can recognize when a child may be at risk for suicide.
Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Protecting Vulnerable Adults is an ideal course for an organization whose staff and volunteers work with elderly and vulnerable adults.
In the course of our lives, we all have times when we might be vulnerable. Most of us are blessed in that when we are vulnerable, we are surrounded by people who can take care of us. This course presents information and tools to help staff and volunteers recognize signs of vulnerable adult abuse and report it if necessary.
Teaching Children for Volunteers
Working with children of all ages can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. At the same time, working with children is quite different from teaching or even interacting with adults.
Teaching Children for Volunteers educates volunteers on how to present ideas in a fun, interesting and engaging way. Using research-based, tried and tested strategies, volunteers learn new skills for teaching children from all backgrounds.