Courses for Adults Working with Children

Adult Training ProgramAll Proud to Protect ECO Presbyterian online compliance courses for adults working and volunteering with children include an interactive online lesson, quiz and a certificate of completion available immediately upon successfully passing the course quiz. Your organization can verify the certificate authenticity by visiting the web site.

Compliance Course Elements

Serving Vulnerable Populations
Serving Vulnerable Populations is ideal for the person who works with both children and adults in multiple environments. The course covers recognizing abuse in both children and vulnerable adult populations while providing a foundation in professional boundaries and behaviors for staff and volunteer positions.

Serving Vulnerable PopulationsChurches can require the adult training program in one of the following training requirements:

  • One Time Only
  • Annually
  • Every 2 Years
  • Every 3 Years
  • Every 4 Years
  • Every 5 Years

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More Information about the Course
The Serving Vulnerable Populations course consists of three major sections and topics:
Recognizing & Preventing Child Abuse
Recognizing & Preventing Child AbuseThis part of the course empowers employees and volunteers with the ability to recognize signs, characteristics, scenarios, and in general, indicators of suspected child abuse involving physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Your people will also learn practices for creating and maintaining safe environments in your organization. We know this is a difficult subject to discuss. For that reason, we think you will find this course to be respectful of the topic while giving a solid foundation in understanding the key information about child abuse.
Professional Boundaries & Behaviors
Professional Boundaries & BehaviorsAs core beliefs, volunteers, pastors and staff working within faith communities have a greater calling than to simply be professionals but that being a good professional, dedicated to excellence, is a means whereby persons can be more effectively served with love and respect. Three aspects are illustrated and explored:

– Role, identity and purpose of the professional,
– Boundaries for healthy relationships with those we serve,
– Behaviors that seek to explore habits and actions within relationships with boundaries.

Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Protecting Vulnerable AdultsIn many ways, we are all vulnerable. Most of us are blessed in that when we are vulnerable, we are surrounded by people who can take care of us. In your ministry to those who are vulnerable, you are Called to help those who cannot help themselves by being the eyes and ears of our parish as well as the voice for those who cannot always speak for themselves. This introductory course presents an overview as well as information and tools to report abuse if necessary. Successful completion of this course results in the ability to recognize types and signs of vulnerable adult abuse.
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Additional Courses for Adults
For ECO churches subscribing to the COMPLETE SAFE TRAINING PROGRAM, you will gain access to all of the additional adult training courses as they become available to supplement the core Serving Vulnerable Populations course above. Topics will include:

  • Technology Safety
  • Bullying Interventions
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Teaching Children for Volunteers

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More Info about Additional Courses
Technology Safety
Technology SafetyYoung people today face challenges and risks that have never been experienced before by any generation. They are navigating a world of communication technology that gives them instant access to people and information across the entire globe. Unfortunately, this same technology also gives them access to information and people that may put them at risk. There are multiple ways in which we are responsible for protecting children, and today’s online world magnifies those opportunities as well as complicates the ways in which we must be aware. The goal of this course is to train people to be aware of the benefits as well as the risks of the online world, and how to encourage children to be safe as they navigate through it.
Bullying Interventions
Bullying InterventionsThe goal of this course is to help adult staff and volunteers understand the different aspects of bullying and to provide recommended strategies and techniques to deal with both victims and bullies. This course covers important bullying policies related to investigating, reporting, and responding to different types of bullying, including cyber bullying. It also provides ideas about bullying awareness activities that can used with students of all ages in varying grade levels. The aim of this course is to present you with various strategies and techniques to prevent and combat bullying in the church community.
Suicide Prevention
Suicide PreventionAccording to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second most common cause of death among teens and young adults age 15-24 and third highest reason among children age 10-14. This course will teach the important role that adults might play in suicide prevention. The course includes ideas and strategies. The creative techniques presented in this course can help strengthen understanding, empathy and care. The warning signs may help adults recognize when a person may be at risk for suicide. This course encourages collaboration between the diocese and the community to help create child protection on a broader scale.
Teaching Children for Volunteers
Teaching Children for VolunteersWorking with children of all ages can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. However, at the same time, working with children is quite different from interacting with, or even teaching adults.Learning to work with children can help bridge this gap. You can learn more about how to present your ideas in a fun, interesting and appealing way. It is important to equip ourselves with some tried and tested strategies that work across children from all backgrounds.
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