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Message ID: 9742
Date: 2014-11-16

Author:Lisa Fontes

Subject:Re: Frameworks/guidelines/standards - prevention of child sexual abuse in organisations/institutions

I developed a level one and level two training curriculum in Spanish and English which is available for free on the website of www.BRYCS.org (Brdiging REfugee Youth and CHildrens SErvices). There is also a bilingual book (english/spanish) for children and one for teens designed to help youth understand their safety and rights in institutions. These were developed for the staff and residents of residences for unaccompanied undocumented minors in the U.S. Please help yourself to these materials, and contact me directly if you have any questions. These were not tested for effectiveness in abuse prevention but they were found to raise awareness and knowledge among staff. There are all kinds of barriers to implementing such testing, including the fact that the U.S. has been inundated by record numbers of unaccompanied undocumented minors in the past year--and just finding housing for them has been a problem. These materials were developed in response to incidents of abuse and boundary violations of vulnerable youth which--while relatively rare--were problematic to say the least. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst LFontes@uww.umass.edu ________________________________ From: "Kerryann Walsh" To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:22:36 PM Subject: Frameworks/guidelines/standards - prevention of child sexual abuse in organisations/institutions Dear colleagues, Greetings from Brisbane, Australia! We are looking for: * Frameworks/guidelines/standards that have been developed to prevent child sexual abuse in organisations/institutions working with children (in Australia these are known as “child safe” practices – other terms may be used elsewhere) * Evaluations conducted on the effectiveness of frameworks/guidelines/standards or related initiatives * Information about the process via which these frameworks/guidelines/standards were developed including the empirical basis for the selection of individual standards or criteria We are aware of various activity in this area within Australia (e.g. Creating Safe Environments for Children – Organisations, Employees, and Volunteers: National Framework) and also: the US CDC Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-Serving Organizations; the international NGO’s Keeping Children Safe: Standards for Child Protection. Are there similar examples in your country/jurisdiction? With thanks in advance, and best wishes Kerryann Walsh Kerryann Walsh PhD Associate Professor Co-leader, Children's Rights and Welfare Program, Children & Youth Research Centre http://www.cyrc.qut.edu.au/ Network Co-Director, Excellence in Research in Early Years Education, Collaborative Research Network (QUT, CSU, MU) School of Early Childhood | Faculty of Education | Queensland University of Technology | Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 | Phone +61 7 3138 3174 | Fax +61 7 3138 3989 | Email k.walsh@qut.edu.au | Office B411 KG Campus | Staff profile http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/walshk/ | Publications http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Walsh,_Kerryann.html CRICOS No. 00213J

I developed a level one and level two training curriculum in Spanish and English which is available for free on the website of www.BRYCS.org (Brdiging REfugee Youth and CHildrens SErvices). There is also a bilingual book (english/spanish) for children and one for teens designed to help youth understand their safety and rights in institutions. These were developed for the staff and residents of residences for unaccompanied undocumented minors in the U.S. Please help yourself to these materials, and contact me directly if you have any questions. These were not tested for effectiveness in abuse prevention but they were found to raise awareness and knowledge among staff. There are all kinds of barriers to implementing such testing, including the fact that the U.S. has been inundated by record numbers of unaccompanied undocumented minors in the past year--and just finding housing for them has been a problem. These materials were developed in response to incidents of abuse and boundary violations of vulnerable youth which--while relatively rare--were problematic to say the least. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst LFontesuww.umass.edu ________________________________ From: "Kerryann Walsh" To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:22:36 PM Subject: Frameworks/guidelines/standards - prevention of child sexual abuse in organisations/institutions Dear colleagues, Greetings from Brisbane, Australia! We are looking for: * Frameworks/guidelines/standards that have been developed to prevent child sexual abuse in organisations/institutions working with children (in Australia these are known as “child safe” practices – other terms may be used elsewhere) * Evaluations conducted on the effectiveness of frameworks/guidelines/standards or related initiatives * Information about the process via which these frameworks/guidelines/standards were developed including the empirical basis for the selection of individual standards or criteria We are aware of various activity in this area within Australia (e.g. Creating Safe Environments for Children – Organisations, Employees, and Volunteers: National Framework) and also: the US CDC Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-Serving Organizations; the international NGO’s Keeping Children Safe: Standards for Child Protection. Are there similar examples in your country/jurisdiction? With thanks in advance, and best wishes Kerryann Walsh Kerryann Walsh PhD Associate Professor Co-leader, Children's Rights and Welfare Program, Children & Youth Research Centre http://www.cyrc.qut.edu.au/ Network Co-Director, Excellence in Research in Early Years Education, Collaborative Research Network (QUT, CSU, MU) School of Early Childhood | Faculty of Education | Queensland University of Technology | Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 | Phone +61 7 3138 3174 | Fax +61 7 3138 3989 | Email k.walshqut.edu.au | Office B411 KG Campus | Staff profile http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/walshk/ | Publications http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Walsh,_Kerryann.html CRICOS No. 00213J