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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, Shanna revised a comprehensive Incident Management Policy to be used across The New York Foundling’s many social service programs. This Incident Management Policy integrates several operational concepts from the Praesidium Safety Equation to identify potential systemic gaps in process or compliance. The Incident Management Policy provides an accountability structure of responding to incidents of abuse, considerations for the client’s immediate protection, incident classification levels that necessitate particular follow-up actions, and guidance for conducting internal investigations and ensuring recommendations are implemented for program and organizational change.

We are very proud of Shanna’s achievement in enhancing The New York Foundling’s abuse protection measures and congratulate Shanna on her deserved role as a Certified Praesidium Guardian.

Congratulations Shanna!

To learn more about the Certified Praesidium Guardian experience, click here.