Archive for May, 2014

Criminal Background Checks: What You Should Know

No flawless criminal records search exists.  Why? To reduce the risk of sexual abuse, organizations rely on criminal background checks to assess the risk of a staff member or volunteer – and they should.  BUT, a criminal background check is not the stand-alone answer.  Below is some information about criminal background checks that organizations must have to understand the weaknesses of …

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Reducing the Risk of Sexual Abuse at Camp

In the last five years, several nationally reported sexual abuse allegations in camping context received significant press and attention. Concerned parents are asking camps: “What are you doing to protect MY child at THIS camp?” “What should camps be doing to address this risk?”   Why are children at risk at camp? Summer camp fills an important role in American culture, but …

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