Youth camps are environments where the potential risk of child sexual abuse is elevated. This is because campgrounds often cover larger areas where the opportunities for there to be one-on-one contact between camp workers and children or youth are increased. Additionally, camps often involve overnight stays which also can open up the potential for improper contact between camp workers and children or improper contact between youth campers exists.
TrainRight's Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention & Certification Program covers four important areas designed to create a safer environment for our children and youth:
- The definitions of Physical Child Abuse, Emotional Child Abuse, and Neglect, and Sexual Child Abuse;
- The physical and behavioral signs that can indicate the potential presence of child abuse;
- The methods that sexual child abusers use to gain access to their victims; and
- The rules and methods that can be used to help protect children and youth and prevent the occurrence of child abuse in your organization
TrainRight's program is not only an excellent general training program for any youth-related organization but the program has been certified by the Texas Department of Health for meeting the training, testing, and certification requirements for Texas Youth Camp workers and volunteers. TrainRight also provides you with online reports and certificates providing proof of training and certification dates for purposes of monitoring compliance with state requirements or your organization's policies.