Safety S.T.A.R.S. supports schools and youth organizations seeking to strengthen their policies and practices to prevent child sexual abuse through: high-quality in-person and online trainings;
cutting-edge assessment and prevention tools; and
expert technical assistance on prevention policies.

Schools and youth organizations committed to implementing a comprehensive set of trainings, policies and practices to prevent child sexual abuse have access to a robust set of training and prevention policy resources that can help them:

Screen prospective employees to keep out unsafe individuals;

Train staff and volunteers about how to prevent child sexual abuse; 

Assess current prevention policies to identify strengths and address gaps;

Respond to staff boundary violations with specific, tested protocols; and

Secure physical spaces to reduce opportunities for abuse to occur.

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Gold Star schools and youth organizations letstudents and their parents know they are serious about preventing sexual abuse and committed to providing kids with a safe haven where they can learn, play and grow. Their efforts to prevent abuse not only keeps kids safe, they enhance their organization’s reputation in the community and reduce the significant legal and financial liabilities that can result when sexual abuse incidents occur.

It’s a win-win for everyone – the children, their families, the school, and the entire community!

Learn more about how your school or YSO can begin to earn your Safety S.T.A.R.S. today!