TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Our policies and procedures require staff members and/or volunteers to report abuse, misconduct and violations of its Participant Safety Handbook. To do so, staff members (coaches, admin, support staff at boathouses) and/or volunteers (volunteer coaches, parent chaperones, referees, other volunteers) should have a basic understanding of sexual abusers, as well as “grooming,” the most common strategy offenders use to seduce their victims. Using a combination of attention, affection and gifts, offenders select a child, win the child’s trust (and the trust of the child’s parent or guardian), manipulate the child into sexual activity, and keep the child from disclosing abuse.
Accordingly, staff members and/or volunteers complete an awareness training concerning misconduct in sport before performing services for ORGANIZATION. Misconduct in sport includes:
- Emotional misconduct
- Physical misconduct, and
- Sexual misconduct, including child sexual abuse
Staff members and/or volunteers must successfully complete the training and the quiz after the test.
Coaches are required to take awareness training will take athlete awareness training every five (5) years and initial training must be completed prior to Fall 2018 Season.