Join IL Child Abuse Prevention Efforts
YMCA of the USA’s (Y-USA) partnership with Praesidium provides all YMCAs access—free of charge—to enhanced tools and services for strengthening Child Abuse Prevention efforts. These customized resources from Praesidium, an industry leader in creating safe environments for kids, can help YMCAs galvanize the culture, practices and behavior needed to prevent child sexual abuse. Read on to learn how these resources can assist your Y in doing even more to keep kids safe.
The Alliance Youth Development Committee has set an ambitious goal of 100% of our YMCAs participating in the Child Safety and Abuse Prevention Cohorts with Praesidium (click ‘Register to Know Your Score!’ and enter username: ymca; and password: 7233). Be sure to follow next steps for selecting a cohort and designating a Y staff member to serve as a Praesidium Guardian.
Here is also a great tool for YMCAs to use for their annual Child Abuse Prevention Trainings and Certifications. Note: this qualifies for two hours of continuing education for the LCDC on yexchange.org.