Abuse Prevention Resources for Great American Specialty Human Services

Understanding where, how, and when your organization serves youth or vulnerable adults is key to building an abuse prevention strategy. Whether you’re creating a program from scratch or refining the details, a great place to start is a conversation with the right people. 

To ensure your team has the right tools for the job, Great American Specialty Human Services teamed up with Praesidium to provide policy holders with access to expert knowledge and targeted abuse prevention and response solutions.  

Building and maintaining a culture of safety takes a sustained, ongoing commitment to abuse prevention: before, during, and after a concern arises.  It only takes one person to start a dialogue and begin the journey. What are you waiting for? Click through the resources below to learn more about how you can make a difference in your organization. 

Crisis Response Toolkit

Praesidium’s Crisis Response Toolkit for insureds includes written resources and guidance to navigate crisis response before, during and after an allegation.  This toolkit provides guidelines for assembling a crisis response team; considerations for the first few days and weeks; how to create a transparent, victim-centered response; sample media holding statements; sample community communications for participants and families; and other response considerations.

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Access Online Training

Access Praesidium’s Online Abuse Prevention Training at no cost through Great American’s learning management system. This access includes foundational, topic/industry-specific, and refresher courses designed to help your teams prevent and respond to sexual abuse of vulnerable populations. Click to download more information on each course and how to get started.

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Praesidium Helpline

The Praesidium Helpline gives your organizational leadership team a confidential mechanism to discuss concerns or allegations involving sexual abuse and receive support to navigate next steps. Download this flyer to learn more.

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Praesidium’s Mission: To help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization.  

You Might Be Wondering...

Who is Praesidium?

Praesidium is the national leader in abuse risk management of sexual abuse of vulnerable populations. With more than 30 years of experience, and serving thousands of clients, our dedicated team of researchers, attorneys, social workers, and human resources professionals have analyzed thousands of cases of abuse and synthesized the latest scientific research. We know how abuse happens in organizations and more importantly, how to prevent it.

What is Praesidium's approach to managing the risk of abuse in clients' organizations?

Praesidium uses a systems-based approach created from the scientific research of thousands of reported incidents of abuse. This analysis identified that the root-causes of incidents fall into one or more of eight organizational operations which, taken together, comprise Praesidium’s Safety Equation®. We help our clients implement best practice standards in each of the eight operations to close gaps, decrease risks, and creates safer environments within their organizations.  

Abuse Is Preventable.

Praesidium is dedicated to helping our clients fulfill their mission safely, whether they are just getting started in their abuse prevention efforts, focused on the compliance aspects of risk management, or are committed to creating a culture of safety with years of experience. We work with clients across the spectrum. If you're not sure what your next step is to preventing abuse, contact us today.