The facts surrounding sexual abuse.
Our methods and recommendations are based on more than 30 years of experience of preventing sexual abuse and making organizations safer. As a leader in sexual abuse risk management, our experts have vast insights and findings on the subject. Here are just a few.
It is crucial to remain informed about the ever-evolving landscape of sexual abuse prevention. Our 2023 Praesidium Report serves as a valuable resource for individuals, organizations, and communities seeking to make a difference. Through extensive research and collaboration with leading experts, our team has compiled a comprehensive report that sheds light on the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in preventing sexual abuse.
Insurance Carrier Benchmarking:
Sexual Abuse and Molestation Liability
The surge of sexual abuse litigation driven by rising standards and the widespread repeal of states’ statutes of limitations continues to affect the insurance market and how carriers provide coverage. As a result, insurance carriers have begun to employ different strategies to provide coverage commonly referred to as Sexual Abuse and Molestation Liability Insurance (SML).
In this white paper, we cover:
- The Carriers’ Underwriting Expectations
- Market Trend Projections
- Loss Control Methods Offered to Insureds
The national landscape of abuse prevention efforts is rapidly evolving, and diverse contributions across this landscape are collectively strengthening how we protect individuals from abuse. The Praesidium Report is one-of-a-kind in this field, and this year’s edition includes more applicable information than ever. Inside, we share our most valuable research findings from both recent and decades-long studies and reviews. You’ll get the most complete overview of the sexual abuse prevention landscape available today.
Providing a Compassionate Response to Sexual Abuse
The research is clear; providing a compassionate response after an incident of abuse facilitates the healing process for survivors and helps preserve the trust that organizations have spent decades earning. This whitepaper will teach you the proven methods to providing a compassionate and survivor-centered response. And it starts with an apology.
By Ashley Anderson, MSW, and Candace D. Collins, JD
For three decades, Praesidium has reviewed and consulted on thousands of cases of sexual abuse across all industries serving vulnerable populations. Those organizations include K-12 schools and higher education institutions, youth-serving organizations, churches and religious institutions, social service organizations, and many more.
Praesidium’s mission is to “help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization.” For the past few years, we’ve analyzed our findings and identified trends. Using these trends, we offer some direct tips on what organizations can do within each section of the Praesidium Report. We hope you find this report valuable and we encourage you to share it with your colleagues via the share buttons on this page.
Six Lessons Learned in Managing the Risk of Minors on Campus
Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations
This Desk Guide provides senior leaders of national, regional, and local YSOs with new guidance and actionable options for preventing and addressing CSA.
This guidance is based on the principle that is well established with many, perhaps most, YSOs — specifically that YSOs, regardless of their specific missions, are accountable for two fundamental goals: (1) to keep children safe and (2) to place children on a path to a successful and satisfying life, with better outcomes for education, employment, mental health, physical health, and social formation.