Advanced Techniques for Screening Volunteers
by Friends for Youth, Inc. on Apr 19, 2011
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This presentation was the April 2011 free monthly webinar from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute. ...
This presentation was the April 2011 free monthly webinar from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute.
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, this presentation will focus on the recommended tools and approaches from our resource, SAFE (Screening Applicants for Effectiveness): Guidelines to Prevent Child Molestation in Mentoring and Youth-Serving Organizations) that program staff can use in screening and assessing their volunteers. If you have attended a previous SAFE training, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into how to use both subjective (impressions from interactions) and objective (records, written application, online profile) parts of an applicant’s file to make the best decision. If you have never attended a SAFE training, you will learn about what is recommended and why, though it is suggested that you have a good understanding of the screening process and its relevance and purpose to serving youth in volunteer programs prior to registering.
If you care about the children and youth you serve, you will want to participate in this webinar! In addition to hearing the origins of this work from our Executive Director, Becky Cooper, who first began looking into how to assess volunteers even before background checks were available, you will also have the opportunity to share your experiences with other colleagues. With this approach, we can all learn more from each other, especially by discussing specific experiences that have shaped your own Informed Intuition and program policies.
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