Training Program Supports Minors on Campus
As the host for enrichment opportunities ranging from educational to athletics, Georgia Tech’s community outreach brings thousands of future Yellow Jackets under the age of 18 to campus each year. Accordingly, Tech is supplementing its policy statements with a comprehensive training program to help the campus community understand how to best support and protect the wellbeing of these guests.
“The Institute has several policies in place to help prevent and report child abuse,” says Mia Reini, director of Enterprise Risk Management. “In fact, mandatory training and criminal background checks are required for those working one-on-one with minors. Looking forward, the Institute will offer a more consistent and accessible training program to help educate all Georgia Tech employees and volunteers on how to best protect children from abuse – namely sexual abuse.”
The program selected by the Institute offers practical prevention techniques with a conversational, real-world approach to preventing sexual abuse. The training focuses on key critical factors in protecting children:
- Learning the facts
- Minimizing opportunity
- Talking about sexual abuse
- Recognizing the signs
- Reacting responsibly
The three-hour course complements the Institute’s Child Abuse Prevention Policy that helps guide those involved with pre-college programs in protecting children. In addition, the training will reinforce the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Policy designed to ensure that any instance of suspected child abuse is properly reported.
Training will be offered on June 19 and July 15 with additional training to follow throughout the year. For more information, including registration, visit the Human Resources training website. More information on Georgia Tech’s policies related to minors can be found on the Policy Library website.