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New 2019 Features

Accomplish more in 2019 with these new features!   Duplicate User Protection Duplicate User Protection protects administrators from inadvertently adding a single user multiple times. Our system now alerts an…

New Federal Law to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

  A new law passed by Congress is aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act introduces new standards that…

New at MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems!

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON! The Abuse Prevention Systems team has been hard at work designing a new and improved online system to protect children and those who serve them. Everything…

Pennsylvania Law Changes

New Requirements for Organizations Serving Children What are ‘clearances’? Who needs to get them, and how often? Who is a ‘mandatory reporter’ in Pennsylvania, and what does that mean? What…

Expanding Abuse Reporting Requirements: Texas, South Carolina, Colorado and National Trends

Counselors in university and camping contexts… Am I a mandatory reporter? If an adult describes having been abused as a child, am I required to report? When? How do expanding reporting requirements impact…

Reducing the Risk of Sexual Abuse at Camp

In the last five years, several nationally reported sexual abuse allegations at camp received significant press and attention. Concerned parents are asking camps: “What are you doing to protect MY child at…

Criminal Background Checks: What You Should Know

No flawless criminal records search exists.  Why? To reduce the risk of sexual abuse, organizations rely on criminal background checks to assess the risk of a staff member or volunteer – and they should. …

Third-Party Use of Facilities and Sexual Abuse Risk

Observations for Camps, Conference Centers, Colleges and Churches Any activity or locale where children are gathered engenders the risk of sexual abuse. Many of these gatherings take place in camps,…

Sexual Abuse Fire Drill

Put Preparation to the Test  In classrooms across the country, school administrators lead faculty and students through mock disasters (fires, shootings, bomb threats, tornados, etc.) to ensure the existence of…

Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports – What’s Working, What’s Not

Can we take one more news report of a child being sexually abused by a coach?  In the last calendar year, no area of youth sports has remained untouched by child sexual…

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training Required at Texas Colleges and Universities – Senate Bill 1414

Effective September 1, 2011 On June 17, 2011, the Texas Governor signed SB 1414, which creates new requirements for ‘institutions of higher education’ that provide or host campus programs for…

Texas SB 471 – Changes in the Law for Child Placing Agencies and Day Care Centers – Preventing Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment

Gregory S. Love, Esq Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq in mid-June 2011, the Governor of Texas signed SB 471 into law, amending current laws related to public schools, charter schools, daycare…