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Partner in Prevention

 

A  PROGRAM FOR  YOUTH SERVING ORGANIZATIONS

Partner in Prevention  is a distinction awarded to organizations

or businesses that have  committed  the time and  effort  to educate themselves on how  to prevent, recognize, and  react  responsibly to

child  sexual abuse.

 

 

THE  STANDARD OF  CARE

 

Organizations that serve youth have a responsibility to operate  by a standard  of care  that best protects children. Perpetrators are drawn

to places where they have access to children and particularly environments  where  they can establish trusting relationships. Effective policies  and training increases staff and volunteer awareness and teaches them to recognize the signs that an opportunity exists for abuse to occur.

 

The Partner in Prevention standards of care include:

 

     Conducting criminaI background checks on staff and volunteers who  work  with youth

 

     Making prevention  a priority by using Stewards of Children to train staff and volunteers who  interact  with youth

 

     Implementing policy  that limits opportunities for one adult  to be alone with  one child

 

 

A community  is safest for children when parents and  organizations alike know  the facts and know how  to protect the children in their lives.

 

A  DISTINCTION ORGANIZATIONS CAN BE  PROUD  OF

Organizations that apply and  are approved are recognized as a D2L Partner in Prevention for a period of one year. The organization is given  a dated  Partner in Prevention emblem to display at their facility, place  on their website, and use on printed materials.  The emblem is a sign to the community  that the organization has made a commitment to prevention  and has

put measures in place to prevent child  sexual abuse in their organization and in their community.

 

 

An organization or business may apply directly  to D2L using the Partner in Prevention Application, found at www.D2L.org/ Partner or a D2L Authorized Facilitator may submit an application on an organization's behalf.