The following resources may be helpful in planning and overseeing a safe and appropriate program for minors (youth under the age of 18).
Camp policies, operating practices, and forms and agreements for institutionally-sponsored camps and outside camps leasing institutional facilities.
American Camp Association standards for staff screening, supervision ratios and topics to be covered during staff training.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for representatives of youth-serving organizations who are interested in adopting strategies to prevent child sexual abuse.
A Guide to Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Department for Children and Families Compiled by The Kansas Department for Children and Families (pdf)
Understand how and when to report child abuse and neglect.
A list of 14 interview questions to help identify potential hiring risks compiled by the American Camp Association.
Kansas law for reporting child abuse or neglect.