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

Key Principles in Youth Protection: Considerations and Action Steps

 NOTE: This article includes excerpts from Chapter 6 of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center’s book, EXPOSED: A Legal Field Guide for Nonprofit Executives-2nd Edition. The Center is deeply grateful to Mark E. Chopko for his valuable contributions to this article and EXPOSED. Nonprofit leaders often seek ‘best practices’ or standards for excellence for which to … Continued

Cyberbullying & Cyber Threats to Young People

By Lexie Williams In August of 2009, a nonprofit college preparatory day school in Los Angeles was sued for $100 million dollars by a student’s parents following a case of on-site cyberbullying. The incident occurred when nine students accessed another student’s personal website from school computers and left death threats. The lawsuit alleged negligence committed … Continued

Vital Partners in Youth Protection: Engaging Parents and Caregivers

By Emily Stumhofer You’ve seen it in the news or heard about it through the neighborhood gossip chain, but you hope you’ll never hear the same news again: an appalling allegation of child abuse is uncovered at a trusted nonprofit. Almost anyone would feel repulsed, devastated, or enraged at such news, but perhaps the news … 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”