The Family Violence Coordinating Council is offering a free, virtual training on how to identify and prevent abuse or neglect within your organization.
The event — “Recognizing And Preventing Child Maltreatment for Youth Serving Organizations” — is set for noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, and is designed for anyone who works with youths — people involved in sports organizations, recreation or library programs, teachers, mentors, clubs and organization or businesses.
The Family Violence Coordinating Council is associated with the Kane County 16th Circuit Court and provides a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence.
The May 25 program will help you learn the best way to report a case of abuse or neglect, how to protect youth in your care by recognizing signs of potential abuse or neglect and how to best understand your rights and your responsibilities.
The program lasts about an hour-and-a-half and provides time for interaction and answers to your questions. Attendees also are provided with resources and tools that will help you understand ways to help the children under your care or supervision.
The event is NOT designed for, or certified to, replace the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandated reporter training, but certified classroom teachers and school counselors are welcome to attend. Much of the information in this session will be similar to what you find in the DCFS training.