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Expert online training anytime, anywhere.

Armatus® online training delivers expert content to all of your employees and volunteers, accessible anytime at their convenience, at home or on the job. They learn what they need to know to keep those in your care, and your programs, safe—no excuses or delays, no need to worry about dates, times, or locations, reaching new or temporary employees, or scheduling trainers. All they have to do is “log-on.”

Armatus courses use extensive interactivity, video-clips, compelling graphics, and sound effects to fully engage participants. Each course takes between 30 to 45 minutes to complete and includes a content mastery quiz over key elements. And, Armatus® comes with a robust database that allows you to easily track course completion and generate custom-designed compliance reports.

Core Armatus courses explain how molesters operate and how victims suffer from abuse. Advanced and Program Specific courses teach employees and volunteers how to reduce the risk of abuse in schools, camps, churches, Ys, foster care, youth sports and other organizations. Praesidium can also build courses exclusively for your organization or with your content.

Click on the list below to read more about each course and view a demo of select trainings. Learn more about Armatus® online training or contact us for more information.

Meet Sam

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Sam molests children. Hear him tell how he gets away with it. Participants will learn:

  • The three types of molesters
  • The three things molesters need in order to offend
  • The types of boundaries offenders often violate

It Happened to Me

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    Anger. Failing grades. Depression. These are just some of the effects of sexual abuse. Participants will learn:

  • The long-term effects of abuse
  • Which children are most vulnerable to abuse
  • Why children don’t report abuse
  • What to do if a child tells you about abuse

Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers

Volunteers give their precious time to your organization to serve others. Teach how to protect those you serve from abuse and themselves from false allegations. Participants will learn:

  • The facts about sexual abuse
  • Three steps volunteers can take to keep kids safe
  • How volunteers can protect themselves

Know Your Policies (custom designed for your organization)

  • Policies allow your organization to define what’s acceptable – and what isn’t. To complete this course, users read your policies and confirm online that they understand and agree to comply with your policies.

Advanced Abuse Prevention Refresher

Once employees and volunteers know the basics about preventing abuse in your organization, it’s time for real life application. Participants will learn:

  • The importance of acting on warning signs, and how to do so
  • How to keep yourself and co-workers safe from false allegations
  • How to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens cause diseases that are difficult to treat and cannot be cured. That’s why it is so important to know how to reduce your risk of contracting a bloodborne disease. Participants will learn:

  • What bloodborne pathogens are
  • Standards businesses must follow
  • How bloodborne pathogens might enter your body
  • Common exposures that could occur at your organization
  • The three most common diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens
  • How to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens
  • What to do if you are exposed to bloodborne pathogens

Mandated Reporting

Adults have a moral and legal responsibility to protect children from abuse. States have also enacted legislation that describes your legal responsibilities to report abuse or neglect. Participants will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Why is reporting suspected abuse or neglect critical?
  • Who is a mandated reporter of suspected abuse or neglect?
  • What types of conduct must be reported?
  • What responsibility does a mandated reporter have?
  • How do I respond if a child discloses to me?

Navigating the Murky Waters of Sexual Harassment

Nobody wants to work in a polluted environment. Participants will learn:

  • How to recognize different types of harassment
  • How to determine if a situation is or is not sexual harassment
  • How to prevent and respond to sexual harassment

Now You’re A Supervisor: Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Being a supervisor comes with lots of benefits – and tons of responsibilities. It’s up to you to make sure discrimination, harassment, or retaliation does not happen on your watch! Participants will learn:

  • Laws and statutes pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • How to prevent, stop, and respond to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • What to do if someone reports an incident of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation

Preventing Sexual Activity between Young Children

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Recent statistics show that incidents of sexual acting out between children have increased 300% in the past three years. Participants will learn:

  • How – and where – sexual activity between children typically occurs
  • Steps to prevent sexual activity between children
  • How to respond if sexual activity between children occurs

A Day at Day Camp

“A Day at Day Camp” takes you through a typical day at camp. Participants will learn:

  • How to keep day campers safe from sexual abuse
  • How to protect yourself from false allegations of abuse
  • How to identify and manage high risk situations at day camp
  • What to do if you see something suspicious or inappropriate

Catholic Review Board Course

The Review Board Course supports Religious Review Board Members assisting the Religious Institute in its efforts to uphold the highest standards in abuse prevention. Participants will learn:

  • The history of the Religious Accreditation Program
  • Overall role of Review Boards
  • The Review Board’s role in reviewing allegations and supervision cases

Duty to Report

Adults have a moral responsibility–and in many cases a legal responsibility–to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Participants will learn:

  • Why reporting is critical
  • What your legal obligation is to report
  • What types of conduct must be reported
  • How to report
  • How to respond if a child discloses abuse or neglect to you

Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Athletes

Most people who sign up to coach have the best of intentions. But some people coach for the wrong reasons – to take advantage of a child sexually. Participants will learn:

  • The scope and effects of abuse in sports
  • Characteristics of the coach-athlete relationship
  • How to recognize grooming and boundary violations
  • How to manage yourself and others for safety

Keeping Your Boys & Girls Club Safe

Every year, nearly five million children and adolescents come to Boys & Girls Clubs after school and in the summer. They expect to have fun and be safe. You can help the children by preventing abuse in your Club. Participants will learn:

  • When, where, and by whom child abuse is most likely to occur at a Club
  • Four steps to keep children safe
  • How to protect yourself from false allegations of abuse

Keeping Your Camp Safe

Camp can be a wonderful experience for kids – but not if they are abused by a counselor or a peer. Participants will learn:

  • Abuse risks at a residential camp
  • Six locations where abuse is most likely to happen at a residential camp
  • How all employees and volunteers can make a difference

Keeping Your Church Safe

God has entrusted church staff with something precious to Him – His children. Participants will learn:

  • Five specific actions to keep children safe
  • The importance of keeping a watchful eye
  • What to do in the case of suspicious behaviors
  • How to respond to inappropriate behavior

Keeping Your Foster Program Safe

Approximately half of the children in foster care have been sexually abused and almost a third are abused again while in care. Participants will learn:

  • Techniques to establish effective relationships with foster parents and children
  • What to watch for when making home visits
  • Six tested methods to keep foster children safe

Keeping Your Foster Home Safe

Foster parents open their hearts and homes to provide for those in need. But in some cases, foster parents may also be vulnerable to false allegations of abuse. Participants will learn:

  • Unique risks that exist in foster care homes
  • How to protect children in care from abuse, including abuse between children
  • How to protect foster parents from false allegations of abuse

Keeping Your Optimist Club Safe

Optimist Clubs around the world are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and aiming to provide a helping hand to youth. Unfortunately, their lives can be shattered by sexual abuse. Participants will learn:

  • When, where, and by whom child abuse is most likely to occur in Optimist Club programs
  • Four steps to keep children safe
  • How to protect yourself from false allegations of abuse

Keeping Your Scholars Safe

This course has been developed to assist you in identifying sexual misconduct. As we welcome thousands of scholars to our programs each year, it is important for all of us to take this step to ensure our scholars and staff are safe. Participants will learn:

  • The types of molesters and how they operate
  • Four steps to keep scholars safe
  • How to protect yourself from false allegations of abuse
  • How to identify and address sexual harassment

Keeping Your School Safe

Parents send their children to school to have fun, meet challenges, make friends, practice skills, and learn. They also expect them to be safe. Participants will learn:

  • When, where, and by whom child abuse is most likely to occur at school
  • Specific steps to take to keep children safe at school
  • How to prevent false allegations of abuse

Keeping Your Y Safe

Ys build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. But to do so, your employees must have the skills and knowledge to keep those in your care safe from offenders. Participants will learn:

  • Six potentially dangerous situations at Ys
  • When, where and by whom child abuse is most likely to occur
  • Four steps to take to keep kids safe