Flagship Program: The Shield of Protection®
A Full Shield of Protection™ is a comprehensive review of all policies and procedures regarding the protection of children. During this initial consultation assessment process, the organization will receive an overall report on how children are protected currently, as well as what policies need to be added or revised to meet best practice. By the end of this comprehensive review, the local chapter will have a robust, stand-alone child protection policy that includes a child protection statement, vetting of all employees and volunteers, online and in person code of conducts, social media policy, mandatory reporting responsibilities, youth and family programming, and more.
The Full Shield of Protection also includes two Child abuse prevention trainings for staff, volunteers and caregivers – Protecting Children in a Virtual Learning Environment, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Grooming Children, Families, and Organizations, Stewards of Children® (Stewards of Children carries additional cost of $10 per person)
The Full Shield of Protection also includes one youth programming in basic personal safety, predator awareness, Internet Safety and cyberbullying.
Additional benefits of the Full Shield of Protection include: a state specific Mandated Reporter resource document; monthly follow-up consultations while the Child Protection Policy is being developed; an annual check in to review best practices and update the policy.
Limited Shield of Protection®
A Limited Shield of Protection includes an initial review and consultation of existing child protection policies.
A Limited Shield of Protection will focus on only three best practice child protection policies: background check policy, social media policy (online code of conduct) and employee code of conduct (including virtual and traditional environments).
A Limited Shield of Protection includes one child abuse prevention training for your employees and volunteers: Protecting Children in a Virtual Learning Environment, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Grooming Children, Families, and Organizations, or Stewards of Children® (Stewards of Children carries an additional cost of $10 per person)
Additional benefits of the Limited Shield of Protection include: a state specific Mandated Reporter resource document and four one-hour follow-up assistance consultation as sites implement the three new policies.
Workshops for Adults
Protecting Children in a Virtual Learning Environment
During this 60-minute workshop for administrators and directors of schools and youth-serving organizations, educators, mentors and coaches, we discuss how policy can help professionals establish healthy boundaries in an online environment with the students they serve. Attendees will learn how to communicate with students in an online environment that maintains observable and interruptible interactions, and how to recognize abuse and neglect through a webcam.
Grooming Children, Families and Organizations
During this 60-minute workshop adults will learn how predators groom children, families and organizations to isolate and abuse their victims. Participants will learn the signs of grooming and the strategies predators use to find and lure victims.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
During this 60-minute workshop for adults on the front lines of child protection, participants will learn about mandatory reporting statutes, the different forms of abuse and neglect, how to recognize the signs of abuse and neglect in virtual learning environments, and how and when to make a report.
Workshops for Children
Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
During this 60-minute workshop for children in grades 3-12, students discuss typical situations they are bound to encounter online—often when they are alone. Through a series of videos and scenario-based discussions, students will learn progressively mature, age-appropriate lessons around: practicing good digital citizenship, maintaining privacy online, combating cyberbullying, responding to sexting and sexual solicitation, and recognizing an online predator.
Sexting, Sextortion, and Sexploitation
During this 60-minute workshop, middle and high school students will explore the definition of sexting, the laws around it, and it’s potentially harmful aftermath. Students will learn to avoid the long-lasting and serious consequences of sharing intimate images, the realities of sextortion and sexploitation, and how their digital footprint will follow them beyond school.