“It’s easy to get into a child’s life. All you have to do is find one who needs a little extra attention, whose parents don’t give ‘em enough attention, and you’re half way there.”
Donnie, age 47, foster fatherDonnie knows what he’s talking about. He molested his two foster children—and more than 500 other kids. And everyone thought he was a great guy. Coaching baseball. Volunteering at church. The first one in the neighborhood to help out. Always looking for kids who needed extra attention. Like foster kids or kids with problems. Just like the kids in group homes or emergency shelters or treatment centers.
and child molester
Social service programs that serve kids with problems attract child molesters. But it doesn’t have to happen in your program. Praesidium understands the challenges you face. Desperately looking for qualified employees. High staff turnover. Never enough foster or adoptive parents for all the kids who need them. We’ve developed the first comprehensive system for screening and selecting foster parents. Our on-site risk assessment can identify the exposures in your operations. And our web-based and on-site training programs can equip your managers, employees, and foster parents with the skills they need to protect kids.