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Sexual Abuse and Molestation

5 Risks Every School Has

…and how to lower it.

1. Harassment and Bullying Spark More Lawsuits

All school personnel should receive misconduct alertness training so they can spot the signs of abuse and intervene early.
Anonymous reporting tools can also help drive earlier intervention.

2. Title IX Expansion Increases Due Process Liability.
Title IX is a law that was meant to bar discrimination based on sex in educational program activities and athletics that received Federal financial assistance.

Higher ed institutions should have a Title IX adviser on staff who understands the law and can advise schools on the best course of action to take when a complaint is filed.Read More »5 Risks Every School Has

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Your Organization

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There have been many alarming stories in the media about sexual abuse of children in athletic organizations, religious organizations, and schools. Organizations have a responsibility to protect the children they support from a sexual perpetrator. Beyond the moral responsibility, some organizations, such as youth sports organizations, are required by law to take specific steps to prevent child sexual abuse. Given the trust-based nature of this crime, it can be very difficult to detect dangerous behavior(s) until it is too late. Among the cases of child sexual abuse reported to law enforcement, 93% involve a perpetrator that the child knows and trusts, such as a relative, care provider, family friend, coach, student leader, or ministry volunteer. Taking additional, cost-effective prevention measures that increase your organization’s barriers to this crime remains in the best interests of the children you support.

Creating a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

It is important for child-serving organizations to have a comprehensive child abuse prevention program in place. Key elements of an effective child sexual abuse prevention program include:Read More »Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Your Organization

Lowering the Risk of Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

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Lowering the Risk of Sexual Harassment in Your OrganizationAllegations of sexual harassment have made headlines across virtually all areas of society: churches, entertainment, politics, businesses, non-profits, sports, and education. In October 2017, the #metoo hashtag was used by more than 4.7 million people on Facebook during the first 24 hours to disclose stories of harassment and abuse. Time magazine even named “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year, recognizing those who came forward with their stories to help spark a nationwide movement to break the silence. The movement has resulted in countless executives being fired, public figures disgraced, and even criminal charges.

While the details of the sexual harassment allegations being brought to light may vary, the extent of sexual harassment in the workplace is significant. In a November 2017 poll by Quinnipiac University, 60% of women reported they had experienced sexual harassment, with 69% of those incidents taking place at work. Men have also been victims, with 17% of sexual harassment claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) coming from men.

Four Steps to Reduce Risk
How can an organization lower the risk of sexual harassment in their workplace? PHLY recommends taking the following steps:Read More »Lowering the Risk of Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

California Lawmakers Approve School Planning For Abuse and Safety

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The California state Assembly has approved two bills that would require school districts to make detailed plans for reporting child abuse and prepare for violent incidents on campus.

AB135 by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo requires school districts to write a child abuse reporting policy that reflects current law and inform staff about it. Buchanan says abuse was reported to administrators at a So. Cal. elementary school where a teacher was charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct with students but was never reported to police. It passed Monday on a 74-0 vote.Read More »California Lawmakers Approve School Planning For Abuse and Safety

Preparing your business for potential holiday hazards

prepare businessMenorahs and Christmas trees light up Main Streets across America during the holidays, but there are risks associated with these decorations. Risk management professionals and insurance agents can help business owners understand how to keep their stores festive yet hazard free during the holidays.

The holidays usually bring several things to a small business – more foot traffic, celebratory decorations and additional staff to help with boosted sales.  However, with added customers and distractions, slips and trips are never far away. So when getting into the holiday spirit, you should make safety a priority.Read More »Preparing your business for potential holiday hazards

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The Fitness and Wellness Insurance program for Fitness Studios covers many types of studios including Aerobics, Exercise, Spinning, Fitness Training, Strength Training, and Pilates Studios with equipment. It also covers activities such as weightlifting, swimming, saunas, tanning booths, sport courts and group exercise. Dance Studios are eligible under Performing Arts.

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Sexual Abuse Awareness

No one ever wants a child or client to be harmed. Sometimes, however, we can miss child safety keys and best practices. We suggest that employer will educate himself on effective, efficient, and inexpensive tools one can use to reduce the risk of sexual abuse in his company. In particular, we want to bring your attention to the following topics: The definition… Read More »Sexual Abuse Awareness