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Research

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. 

 

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

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2021
Praesidium Report

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.

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Six Lessons Learned in Managing the Risk of Minors on Campus

From the 2019 URMIA Journal

By Candace Collins, JD – Dr. Richard Dangel – Aaron Lundberg, MSW

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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.

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This information is provided for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be deemed or construed as legal advice.

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