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Youth Protection Week
September 1, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of those we serve—and of the Kiwanians who serve them. That’s why Kiwanis International annually presents Youth Protection Week.
Youth Protection Week occurs every September. During the week, all Kiwanis clubs should review the Kiwanis youth protection training and evaluate how well they’re adhering to the Youth Protection Guidelines. It’s particularly important to know the updated policy for criminal history background checks.
Here are key areas for Kiwanis clubs to focus on during Youth Protection Week.
Train members on youth protection at that week’s Kiwanis club meeting. After completing the training, you and your club members should be able to:
- Understand the Youth Protection Guidelines.
- Identify troubling behavior or abuse.
- Respond appropriately if a child discloses abuse to you or if you witness troubling behavior.
Once the training is completed for the Kiwanis year, the Kiwanis secretary should indicate this on the reporting dashboard.
Your club’s efforts during Youth Protection Week are important to the commitment that all Kiwanians must share. Thank you for protecting young people—and the Kiwanians who work with them. You’re strengthening the Kiwanis family’s continuing status as a leader in building the next generation of service.