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Abuse prevention tips, topics, and trends

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Developing Effective Internal Feedback Systems to Identify Abuse Risk

Data collection systems are critical for organizations in helping to identify risk for abuse. Developing strong internal feedback systems will leverage various types of data to identify high-risk activities, individuals, or programs. Internal feedback systems also strengthen an organization’s overall climate for reporting. HOW DO I GET STARTED? Collect data related to preventing abuse. DataRead More

What’s In A Name?

An Analysis of Fingerprint vs. Name-Based Background Screening Searches   There is a common misconception that fingerprint-based background checks are the benchmark criminal search for employment screening purposes. Many organizations are beginning to require this search for their employees but, how can they decide what type of search is best for their organization? The key is to understand the differences between a comprehensiveRead More

Praesidium Report 2021

Praesidium releases its annual report on sexual abuse management of vulnerable populations  The Praesidium Report© details the impact of COVID-19 in mitigating risks and actionable recommendations to prevent abuse   Arlington, Texas – Praesidium, a national leader in risk management of sexual abuse of vulnerable populations, has released its 2021 Praesidium Report©. The report detailsRead More

History of Child Abuse Prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a tradition formally established in 1983 after decades of efforts by children’s advocates who pushed to create and change laws to protect those most vulnerable in society. The purpose of the month is to raise national awareness about child abuse prevention and how individuals and communities can help prevent the abuse andRead More

Tips for Effective Interviews

For decades, employers have depended on interviews to make hiring decisions. While additional hiring tools available today include pre-hire assessments and Application Tracking Software (ATS), interviews remain an effective standard practice in hiring for good reasons. This process of meeting with a potential candidate allows you to have a conversation with them like no otherRead More

Help is on the Way with Praesidium’s Helpline

Help is on the Way Heart racing and hands shaking, you pick up the phone just as your employees are leaving for the day. They smile and call out, “have a good night,” but you know your day is far from over. It happened, even though you implemented policies to protect the consumers in yourRead More

The How and Why of Praesidium Investigations

A single incident of abuse can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering for a child or vulnerable adult and perhaps your organization recently experienced or narrowly avoided such an incident. It is important to understand that if you do not have an effective plan in place, “You risk contaminating the witness, tainting the investigationRead More

Electronic Communications and Organizations’ Duty to Protect

Around 95% of youth ages 12 and 17 use the internet daily. Internet usage may expose youth to sexual offenders, who seek contact with minors via social networking sites and apps. With changing technologies, the dynamics of abuse have also changed. Per a report from the Michigan State Police, Instagram has become the primary meansRead More

Lifting the Limits: Update on Changes in Statutes of Limitations

We know that offenders need access to youth or vulnerable populations to perpetrate sexual abuse. To obtain this access, we know offenders often seek employment or volunteer opportunities with youth-serving organizations. Over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen changes in the legal requirements and responsibilities for organizations to implement prevention systems to keep theRead More

Top 5 Tips to Ensure Your Staff is Prepared

Top 5 Tips to Ensure Your Staff is Prepared for the New Year We hope that the new year brings optimism for your organization’s safest year yet.  Of course, we all know that optimism is not a strategy, so what safety items should you be thinking about to prepare your staff in the new year? Read More