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CANRA Training for Mandated Reporters - English | Spanish
Every day children are abused and neglected in the United States. More than three million reports of child abuse are made every year and no one knows for sure how many reports should be made that aren't. And even worse, most abusers are known to their victims. Adults have a moral responsibility--and in many cases a legal responsibility-- to report suspected child abuse or neglect. In this course you will learn: - Why reporting suspected abuse and neglect is critical - What your legal responsibilities are to report suspected abuse and neglect - What types of conduct must be reported - How to report suspected abuse and neglect - How to respond if a child discloses abuse or neglect to you.
Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers
This module shows volunteers how molesters operate, the devastating effects of abuse, and the specific steps volunteers can take to prevent abuse and false allegations of abuse.
Recommended for All
Safe Social Media
Social media safety is a relevant topic for everyone who works with young people. In a short period of time, new technologies have revolutionized the way we all communicate. This course introduces guidelines for protecting the youths in your care when using social media and electronic communication. You will learn how to:
- Identify the risks of using social media and other forms of electronic communication
- Follow policies and best practices governing the use of social media and electronic communication
- Educate youths and parents about online safety
- Respond appropriately to improper and illegal use of social media/electronic communication
Preventing Sexual Activity Between Young Children
Recent statistics indicate that incidents of sexual activity between young children in child care and other programs have increased dramatically. Learn how to determine if these actions are normal sexual curiosity, how to prevent them from occurring, and how to respond if they occur.
Preventing Sexual Activity Between Adolescents
When adolescents in your programs bully or act out sexually with one another, these behaviors not only violate policy, they can become abusive. Part of your job is to prevent these behaviors from happening. In this course, you will learn techniques and best practices to prevent and respond to sexual activity, including:
What peer pressure and bullying can do to influence sexual behavior in adolescents
Where sexual behavior between adolescents is likely to occur
Steps you can take to prevent sexual activity between adolescents
How to respond if sexual activity between adolescents occurs
It Happened to Me
Anger. Failing grades. Depression. These are just some of the effects of sexual abuse. Participants will learn: -The long-term effects of abuse -Which children are most vulnerable to abuse -Why children don’t report abuse -What to do if a child tells you about abuse.
Participants will learn: the three types of molesters, the three things molesters need in order to offend and the types of boundaries offenders often violate
Recommended for Non-sport Day/Overnight Camps and Programs
Keeping Your Camp Safe
You can help keep your camp safe by understanding high-risk situations and how to manage them.
A Day at Day Camp
Day camp can be a wonderful experience for kids. They make new friends, learn new skills, and increase their self-confidence. But not if they are abused at camp by a counselor or by another peer. This module shows you where and when abuse is most likely to happen in a day camp setting and steps you can take to keep kids at day camp safe.
Recommended for Outreach Programs Involving the Elderly or Adults with Disabilities
Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect
It's hard to believe that anyone would hurt the elderly. Fortunately, federal and state laws and regulations help protect vulnerable adults from abuse. Participants will learn:
Facts about abuse and neglect
How to recognize risk factors, warning signs, and red-flag behaviors
Steps to take to keep residents safe
Steps to protect care givers from false allegations
Steps administrators can take to prevent abuse and neglect
Preventing Abuse Against Adults with Disabilities
Providing care to people with disabilities is rewarding and challenging work. However, some caregivers psychologically abuse, physically abuse, steal from those they care for, and some even sexually abuse people in their care. You can do your part to make sure this doesn't happen! Participants will learn:
Facts about abuse of people with disabilities
Characteristics of potential victims
Awareness of potential abusers and high-risk environments
Recommended for Mentoring/Tutoring Programs
Keeping Your School Safe
This module shows you where and when abuse is more likely to occur in your schools, and the specific steps you can take to keep children safe. You also learn how to keep yourself and your coworkers safe from false allegations of abuse.
Recommended for Youth Sports, Athletic Camps and Clinics
Athlete Protection: Part I | Part II
This two-part course is designed to keep your athletes safe from abuse and to protect you from false allegations. By establishing appropriate boundaries, you can facilitate a healthy coach-athlete relationship. You will learn about six high-risk situations for keeping your athletes safe and how to manage them. This course will also teach you how to recognize and report boundary violations and allegations of abuse.
Athlete Protection (Swim Edition): Part I | Part II
This two-part course is designed to keep your swimmers safe from abuse and to protect you from false allegations. By establishing appropriate boundaries, you can facilitate a healthy coach-athlete relationship. You will learn about six high-risk situations for keeping your swimmers safe and how to manage them. This course will also teach you how to recognize and report boundary violations and allegations of abuse.