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Praesidium’s Safety Bulletin newsletter has returned…in a new, improved blog format.  Our blog will allow Praesidium experts to interact in real time with you; answering questions, sharing what we are learning in the field, and commenting on relevant news items.

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Responding & Administrative Practices

This may be the last week of Child Abuse Prevention month, but at Praesidium, we know that preventing abuse is something that must be top of mind each and every day for everyone in your organization.  This week, we take a look at the final two operations of Praesidium’s Safety Equation: Responding and Administrative Practices.Read More

Internal Feedback Systems & Consumer Participation

You’ve probably noticed that the tips we’ve provided this month are directly tied to the Praesidium Safety Equation operations.  That’s because, at Praesidium, we firmly believe that abuse prevention in organizations is most effective through a systems-based approach.  This week, we turn our attention to the next two operations: Internal Feedback Systems and Consumer ParticipationRead More

Abuse Prevention Training & Monitoring and Supervision Practices

Child Abuse Prevention Month provides organizations with an opportunity to examine their abuse prevention practices. Last week, we focused on policies and screening, this week we turn our attention to abuse prevention training and monitoring and supervision practices. Training to Prevent Sexual Abuse To prevent sexual abuse, we must ensure that we provide our staffRead More

Policies and Screening Prevent Sexual Abuse

Every April individuals, organizations, and communities are invited to intentionally focus their resources, strengths, influence, and passion towards a critical issue that impacts us all – National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States annually[1], with sexual abuse affecting an estimated one in four girls and one in sixRead More

Praesidium Celebrates 25 Years of Service

A milestone is fast approaching for Praesidium as it celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 16, 2017. Dr. Richard Dangel founded Praesidium in 1992 in Dallas, Texas after a volunteer coach at a local youth-serving organization repeatedly sexually abused a 9-year-old boy. Frustrated and angry, board members demanded to know what could be done toRead More

Teresa Kellendonk of the Archdiocese of Edmonton Achieves Praesidium Guardian™ Certification

ARLINGTON, Texas (April 25, 2016) We are proud to announce Teresa Kellendonk of the Archdiocese of Edmonton as our newest Certified Praesidium Guardian! Teresa has developed a comprehensive training curriculum for clergy in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.  Recognizing what a vital role clergy play in successfully implementing their abuse prevention initiative and for sustaining a cultureRead More

Praesidium Announces its Newest Online Training Course

Modern technologies have revolutionized the way we communicate. To help you protect the youths in your care when using online communication, Praesidium has developed its newest course, Social Media Safety. Participants learn the unique risks present in social media and electronic communication, and the policies and best practices to implement in their organization to reduceRead More

New York Foundling VP of Quality Assurance & Program Development Achieves Praesidium Guardian™ Certification

ARLINGTON, Texas (April 4, 2016) Praesidium is proud to announce Shanna Gumaer has completed her Praesidium Guardian™ Certification. In her role as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Program Development for The New York Foundling, Shanna has masterfully enhanced her organization’s current responding measures for incidents and allegations of abuse. For her Work and Learn Assignment,Read More

Preventing Sexual Abuse in Organizations Starts with the Screening Process

Recently, Praesidium’s Account Manager of Schools, Angelique Dale, contributed to the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)  blog discussing steps schools should take to ensure their hiring process screens for abuse risk in applicants. Check out the article on PRIMA’s blog here! For more information on Praesidium’s services for schools, click here.

Director of Child Protection for Covenant House International becomes a Certified Praesidium Guardian™!

ARLINGTON, Texas (March 14, 2016) Praesidium is proud to announce Amanda Gerson has earned her Praesidium Guardian™ Certification. In her role as Director of Child Protection for Covenant House International and their federation of youth-serving sites, and as a part of her Praesidium Gurardian Certification Work and Learn Assignment, Amanda has diligently spearheaded policy and proceduralRead More