Tag: changes in the law

Church Safety Workshop in Corsicana, Texas

Join us on April 10th in Corsicana, Texas for a comprehensive training addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry environments.   Trainings sponsored by Texas Baptists

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MinistrySafe Events are coming to Georgia!

Join MinistrySafe for comprehensive trainings that describe an effective Safety System protecting children from sexual abuse in church and ministry environments. Click the links below to register:   3/19 – Church Safety Workshop   3/20 – Church Safety Workshop   3/21 – Skillful Screening Training     Trainings Sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board

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New Federal Law to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Girl Practicing Gymnastics - Prevent Sexual Abuse

  A new law passed by Congress is aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act introduces new standards that all youth sport organizations must meet, including programs offered by local leagues, churches, schools, camps, and non-profits. The Act introduces three new requirements:1. Mandatory Reporting2. …

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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports – What’s Working, What’s Not

Can we take one more news report of a child being sexually abused by a coach?  In the last calendar year, no area of youth sports has remained untouched by child sexual abuse.  Take for example: *Robert ‘Bobby’ Dodd — former president of the Amateur Athletic Union and youth sports basketball coach.  Dodd is currently …

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Sexual Abuse Awareness Training Required at Texas Colleges and Universities – Senate Bill 1414

Effective September 1, 2011 On June 17, 2011, the Texas Governor signed SB 1414, which creates new requirements for ‘institutions of higher education’ that provide or host campus programs for minors.  Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is now required by the newly enacted Section 51.976 of the Texas Education Code. What is a ‘Campus Program for …

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Texas SB 471 – Changes in the Law for Child Placing Agencies and Day Care Centers – Preventing Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment

Gregory S. Love, Esq Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq in mid-June 2011, the Governor of Texas signed SB 471 into law, amending current law related to public schools, charter schools, day care centers and child placing agencies. The overarching purpose of SB 471 requires child abuse and neglect training and policies in schools and child care …

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Texas SB 471 – Changes in the Law Impact Private Schools in Texas

Gregory S. Love, Esq Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed Jenna’s Law, calling for each public school district to adopt and implement policy aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.  This policy, according to the new law, was to implement methods for increasing teacher, student and parent awareness regarding sexual abuse of …

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