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Act 1



Section 10 of the Act 1 mandate requires that

"A licensed child care facility shall ensure that all individuals working at the facility receive orientation, based on materials recommended by the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Education, on the prevention, identification, and mandatory reporting of child abuse, including child sexual abuse, signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, sexual violence, grooming processes, recognizing the dangers of child sexual abuse in and close to the home, and other predatory behaviors of sex offenders." 

We can help you meet this mandate! The two following trainings are available, free of charge.

What is Child Sexual Abuse? (WCSA, 2 hours)

Participants will: a) discuss child sexual abuse and the grooming process; b) determine how to respond to incidents of potential child sexual abuse. Through talking about child sexual abuse and how it happens, participants will develop skills to recognize abusive behaviors and signs of abuse, respond to concerning situations, and give healthy messages to children as part of prevention. This program is particularly for infant through after school teachers and care givers and those who support them. This training is in partial support of licensed centers meeting Vermont Act 1 requirements.

Commit to Kids Act 1 Training (Act 1, 3 hours)

This training is available to centers where directors are seeking support to present the sensitive topic of child sexual abuse to their staff using the Commit to Kids program. The training covers the basic education for staff required by Vermont Act 1 legislation. Participants will: a) discuss how to train their staff about child sexual abuse and the grooming process; b) determine how to teach their staff to respond to incidents of potential child sexual abuse. This program is for representatives from centers who wish to be equipped to provide their own in-house training to staff.*Directors seeking to have PCAVT train their staff directly are looking for What is Child Sexual Abuse (above).

Find more information about Act 1 and what it requires of schools. To read the full legislation: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2010/Acts/ACT001.pdf