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Senior Director of Child Abuse Prevention for YMCA of the USA Achieves Praesidium Guardian™ Certification!

ARLINGTON, Texas (March 11, 2016)

Praesidium is pleased to announce that Anne Calvo, Senior Director of Child Abuse Prevention for YMCA of the USA, has completed her Praesidium Guardian™ Certification.

Anne’s Work and Learn Assignment explored the use of libertarian paternalism theory of nudging human behaviors to help prevent child sexual abuse at YMCAs, and beyond in their communities. Anne wrote a white paper about this nudging idea, and is now exploring the effectiveness of using simple images at YMCAs to nudge adult behaviors into habits of prevention. Her work will be piloted in a number of YMCAs, with a possibility of pursuing a deeper research project if pilot results suggest there is merit to the use of this theory.

We are proud of Anne’s achievement, and feel this kind of pioneering work is reflective of Anne’s dedication to abuse prevention. Congratulations Anne on becoming a Certified Praesidium Guardian, and thank you for all you do to protect those under your organization’s care!

To learn more about Praesidium Guardian™ Certification, click here.