What Youth-Serving Nonprofits Need To Know About Youth-On-Youth Abuse

By Rachel Sams and Melanie Lockwood Herman Youth-serving nonprofits invest a great deal of time and effort addressing the risk that an adult associated with their programs could harm children. Many youth-serving nonprofits may not have gone to the same lengths to address the risk that youth participants in their programs could harm other young … Continued

Youth Mental Health: Responsibilities and Opportunities for Nonprofits

By Rachel Sams This article contains information about how to identify and respond to signs of mental health issues and suicide risk in young people. Have you ever looked into the eyes of a young person your nonprofit serves and seen that they were hurting? What did you do? If it hasn’t happened yet, what … Continued

Bolstering Bouncing Back

By Whitney Claire Thomey “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou Kids are amazing. I always knew this statement to be true, but I wasn’t able to witness it until I became a mother. My daughter, who is … Continued

Youth Program Sample Code of Conduct

S A M P L E This form may be adapted to use with preteen or teenage participants in your program. You may wish to make the language less formal or the vocabulary less sophisticated, depending on the developmental stage of the young people in your programs. You might also wish to add or subtract … Continued


October 18, 2017


Minnesota School Boards Association & Kyllo Consulting

“Understanding Erin’s Law & Sexual Violence Prevention in Minnesota Public Schools”

June 30, 2016

Los Angeles, CA

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, Project Anime

“The Basics of Youth Protection: The Importance of Protecting Youth at Your Events”