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About weCARE and CCAP

RESIG is proud to be a founding member of CCAP (Collaboration for Child Abuse Prevention) along with North Bay Schools Insurance Authority (NBSIA) and Schools Insurance Authority (SIA), a partnership of K-12 public school pools, representing 133 school districts and County Offices of Education across 12 counties, 57,000 school employees, and over 500,000 school children.  Together, our goal is to protect kids by educating K-12 schools on how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse. Protecting the children on our campuses is one of the most important tasks we face.

Child sexual abuse can be devastating and last a lifetime.  Millions of dollars are spent each year to resolve claims and address the impact of abuse.  For schools, that money is taken right from the classroom. 

The weCARE program is a child sexual abuse prevention toolkit developed by CCAP, the Collaboration for Child Abuse Prevention, in conjunction with Diane Cranley, an expert in sexual abuse prevention.

Together, our goal is to educate K-12 schools on how to recognize, prevent, and properly respond to child sexual abuse and, ultimately, to protect kids.

Policies

As each district is uniquely different, samples of policies have been provided to assist you with developing a tailored policy that will suit your individual district’s needs.

Resources

Resources for Non-Profit Organizations

Resources for Individuals

Education and Training

CCAP, in conjunction with Diane Cranley, an expert in sexual abuse prevention have prepared an Educational Video Series of 9 modules – appropriate for elementary, middle and high school grade levels, along with corresponding Summary and Discussion Guides (also available in Spanish) to help facilitate discussions, and are available on the Target Solutions Online Training Platform. Each module may be viewed in group sessions or individually, as determined by the district. If you need assistance with Target Solutions, please contact Erin Tarkhanian in Loss Prevention.

Video Series

Module 1: Introduction and Overview

Focuses on introducing concepts of the series and alarming statistics around child sexual abuse.

Module 2: Grooming

Explains grooming behavior in the steps involved in grooming a student to become a victim of sexual abuse.

Module 3: On-Site Isolation Boundaries

Helps school administrators and staff set appropriate behavioral boundaries for staff and children to prevent potentially harmful or abusive behaviors.

Module 4: On-Site Behavioral Boundaries

Like Module 3, Module 4 helps school administrators and staff set appropriate behavioral boundaries for staff and children to prevent potentially harmful or abusive behaviors.

Module 5: Off-Site Boundaries

Helps school administrators and staff set appropriate boundaries and identifies best practices for off-site activities involving students and staff.

Module 6: Off-Hours Behavioral Boundaries

Examines boundaries that restrict staff access to students during non-school hours.

Module 7: Electronic Social Media Boundaries

Teaches school administrators and staff to set appropriate boundaries with electronic communication between staff and students, especially private communication.

Module 8: Gift Boundaries

Discusses the importance of establishing policies for gifts given to students and their families from staff to ensure they remain appropriate.

Module 9: Student-to-Student Boundaries

Addresses sexual abuse and behavior that may occur between students and how to handle these situations.

Reporting

RESIG is partnering with STOPit Solutions to protect our schools. STOPit Solutions empowers students and employees to speak up about inappropriate behavior like bullying, misconduct, and mental health issues where they are most comfortable - their phones. The anonymous reporting program is used by thousands of schools nationwide to ensure student and school safety.

This round-the-clock incident monitoring service is no additional cost to RESIG members. Visit the STOPit Solutions website for full details.

If you need assistance with STOPit Solutions, please contact Erin Tarkhanian in Loss Prevention.

Screening and Hiring of Employees and Volunteers

Screening and Hiring section coming soon.

Investigations and Response

Investigations and response section coming soon.