Adult Sexual Misconduct

Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools: Prevention & Management Training offered by CSSRC

  • Contact CSSRC at 303-239-4439 to request a NO COST training session at your school.

  • This two-hour video-based training will be conducted using the REMS TA Center curriculum and materials.

  • As part of an all-hazards emergency management plan, school districts must prevent, prepare, respond to, and recover from critical incidents. This includes incidents of adult sexual misconduct. It is critical that all school personnel demonstrate appropriate behavior in order to prevent incidents or allegations of sexual misconduct. The school community needs to be prepared to recognize questionable behavior and respond appropriately if sexual misconduct is suspected. Finally, by working together, schools need to understand how to recover following an incident or allegation of sexual misconduct.

Child Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention ( CSSRC | June 2021)

Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS)

  • Division of Criminal Justice

  • Juvenile Standards

    • In 2000, the Colorado General Assembly amended and passed legislation that required the SOMB to develop the Standards and Guidelines for the Evaluation, Assessment, Treatment and Supervision of Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses (Juvenile Standards and Guidelines). The legislative mandate to the SOMB was to develop and implement methods of intervention for juveniles, recognizing the need for standards and guidelines specific to these youths. These Standards continue to hold public safety as a priority, specifically the physical and psychological safety of victims and potential victims.

  • Colorado Children's Advocacy Centers

    • Children's Advocacy Centers are multidisciplinary, child-focused agencies in which representatives from law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, and child advocacy work together to make decisions about investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Centers below are accredited members of the National Children's Alliance®. Many of the Centers in Colorado have suggestions for educational curricula for parents, schools, and children in their geographic regions. Some have even created their own programs.
List of Accredited Members of the National Children's Alliance

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter - April 4, 2011

  • A Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting is the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center's NEW training guide designed to help schools and school districts understand adult sexual misconduct (ASM), develop related policies and procedures, train on ASM awareness and prevention, and recognize the role of social media and technology in ASM. This training guide, which is available free of charge and based on the most recent research and trends on ASM, supports education agencies in updating their emergency operations plans (EOPs) and/or related ASM policies and procedures to be in alignment with national, state, and local recommendations, including the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans Audience: K-12 - Individuals and planning teams at K-12 schools and school districts (PDF - 3.02 MB | Published in 2017)

  • Education has long been recognized as the great equalizer in America. The U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) believe that providing all students with an educational environment free from discrimination is extremely important. The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.

  • Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence - April 2014

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Stop it Now's Guide to Confronting Adults on Boundary Violations

  • Talking about sex is never easy. Talking about sexual abuse is even harder, especially when you care about the people involved. If you read the guidebook, you care. Learning how to talk about your concerns about an adult's behavior can help protect a child or teen in your life. It can also make a huge difference in the life of the adult, teen and/or child who needs your help.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Child abuse and neglect user manual series. This manual builds upon A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice, the keystone publication of the User Manual Series. It provides the basis for the involvement of educators in combating the problem of child abuse and neglect. It also may be used by other professionals involved in child abuse and neglect interventions, such as child protective services, mental health, law enforcement, health care, and early childhood professionals, to gain a better understanding of the role of educators in child protection.
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice

A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice

  • This manual provides child protective services workers and other child welfare and related professionals with an overview of child maltreatment, including the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It also briefly discusses prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation, assessment, service provision, and case closure.


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