Nearly 10% of high school students surveyed said they were sexually abused at school at some point during their school career by either another student or a school representative. The impact on victims’ physical, mental, and emotional health can be devastating and lifelong, and districts are being held accountable resulting in significant financial settlements. This webinar will educate and empower district and insurance leaders to develop an effective child sexual abuse prevention strategy that will lower the risk of student sexual abuse, in both in-person and distance learning environments, and limit school liability in the unfortunate case that abuse does occur.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
• The prevalence of child sexual abuse and the impact on victims, districts, and the community.
• The risky behaviors that are often apparent before a child molester sexually abuses a student.
• Best practices and the proactive steps districts can take in the short-term to prevent student sexual abuse in and through their programs.
• Important steps to both mitigate risks of student sexual abuse and reduce liability in a distance learning environment.
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Diane Cranley is the author of 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations and a child sexual abuse prevention consultant. Diane guides district leaders to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won’t want to work. She is also the Founder and President of TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids), a federally approved, nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the silence that surrounds sexual abuse. Diane is working with insurers, risk pools, County Departments of Education, and districts to create a brighter and safer tomorrow for our children.
Diane is the author of the SafeSchools Training Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools Series of online micro-learning courses for K-12 school staff.