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A Partner in Prevention is an organization or business that has committed to protecting children from child sexual abuse in our community. When an organization invests in obtaining official distinction as a Partner in Prevention, you are sending the message to caregivers AND perpetrators:
We are educated, we are vigilant, we do not allow opportunities for abuse, we hold one another accountable, and we will take the personal risks necessary to intervene.

 

How Does My Organization Qualify?

Requirements vary depending upon the type of organization applying for distinction.

Contact Rebecca Martin, Child Abuse Awareness Outreach Coordinator at 910-254-9898 to discuss how you and your organization can be a Partner In Prevention.

Organizations that provide direct services to youth and the adults who interact with children are primarily VOLUNTEERS: Organizations that provide direct services to youth and the adults who interact with children are primarily EMPLOYEES: Organizations that DO NOT provide direct services to youth:
– 90% or more employees who work in a location where youth are present & 90% of volunteers who interact directly with youth have been trained in Stewards of Children – 90% or more employees who have access to youth have been trained in Stewards of Children. – 90% or more employees have been trained in Stewards of Children.***
– Organization maintains a record of who has been trained. – Organization maintains a record of who has been trained. – Organization maintains a record of who has been trained.
– Organization commits to renewing training for employees and volunteers at least every 3 years. – Organization commits to renewing training for employees and volunteers at least every 3 years. – Organization commits to renewing training for employees at least every 3 years. 
– Background checks are completed for volunteers and employees prior to, or at the start of, volunteer/employment. – Background checks are completed for volunteers and employees prior to, or at the start of, volunteer/employment. – Training will be offered at least annually for new employees that have started during the year.
– Organization requires (either as part of a child protection policy or in practice) that one adult-one child situations be observable or interruptible. – Organization requires (either as part of a child protection policy or in practice) that one adult-one child situations be observable or interruptible. *** An organization that does not provide direct services to youth may qualify if at least 90% of a subset of employees are trained, not necessarily 90% of the entire employee base. The subset must demonstrate a significant commitment to prevention in the community.