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Free Ford Family Foundation SAFE Training for Youth Programs

Location provided upon registration CONTACT PERSON: Meghan Perry

About this event

The Ford Family Foundation, in partnership with Oregon Mentors, invites staff members from rural, youth-serving organizations to attend a free,
comprehensive training opportunity to strengthen volunteer screening practices to protect child safety.

How does your organization screen and select safe volunteers to work with kids? If you rely on a background check, join Oregon Mentors staff to learn why volunteer screening goes way beyond the background check. During this six-hour training based on SAFE: Screening Applicants for Effectiveness, we’ll review your organization’s current screening practices and provide an in-depth dive on 21 tools you can use to screen out child predators.

This is an important opportunity to strengthen organizational screening tools including an application, interview, reference checks; and to learn more about components you may be missing like a final decision checklist, and on-going monitoring. If your organization relies on volunteers to promote positive outcomes for youth, you cannot afford to miss this training.
Previous participants have commented that the material goes way beyond a mandatory reporting training.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP right away, as space is limited. One person per organization, please. Due to the nature of the discussion, we recommend that the staff member attending the training is at management-level.