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Preventing Peer-to-Peer Abuse

The Associated Press recently released an article chronicling the mishandling of peer-to-peer abuse in schools across the country. The following excerpt from “Hidden Horror of School Sex Assaults” explains how pervasive this risk is: Contrary to public perception, data showed that student sexual assaults by peers were far more common than those by teachers. For […]

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. […]

March Tip of the Month – Social Media

Each month, Praesidium’s experts bring you tips for preventing incidents of abuse and false allegations in your organization. We focus on all operations of the Praesidium Safety Equation® to keep you up to date on the latest trends in abuse risk management! To effectively manage social media: Create a “public page” for your organization on social media […]

February Tip of the Month – One-on-One Interactions

Each month, Praesidium’s experts bring you tips for preventing incidents of abuse and false allegations in your organization. We focus on all operations of the Praesidium Safety Equation® to keep you up to date on the latest trends in abuse risk management! Even though we try to limit one-on-one interactions between employees and volunteers and youth, we […]

Not All Background Checks are Created Equal

A case study on the dangers of not utilizing a Social Security Number Trace as a background screening tool THE CHALLENGE Clients often choose to run only “basic” background checks on new job applicants believing it’s all they can afford. These checks ONLY look to see if the applicant’s provided name appears in a criminal database. […]