The California 4-H Youth Development Program Policy Committee is providing this training on child abuse to youth and adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders. This training is one part of the process to become a 4-H Volunteer Leader. Please check with your local county 4-H Staff for complete requirements to qualify as a 4-H Volunteer Leader.
This information can help leaders to:
|This course is based on a training series developed by members of the California 4-H Policy Advisory Committee 2005-2007. Information and materials in this course are informed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, California Attorney General’s Office, The Sacramento Child Abuse and Prevention Council, Prevent Child Abuse California, RAND California Child Abuse Statistics by County, Department of Social Services for the State of California.
Additional insight was provided by a review of policies from the Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, Girls Scouts of America, and the Big Brother, Big Sister, North Dakota and Nevada’s Cooperative Extensions 4-H Youth Development Programs along with the experiences of California 4-H volunteers and staff.
Policy Advisory Committee members who contributed to the training are: Mary Engebreth, Past President CA 4-H Volunteer Leaders Council, Tony Burkhardt, President of the Riverside County Volunteer Leaders Council (2005-2007), Sue Moore, Program Manager, Tuolumne County, and Mignonne Pollard, Ed.D., (Co-chair) Assistant Director for California State 4-H Youth Development Program.
Graphic Artist: Leigh Dragoon
Technology Education Consultant: Mike Poe
California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (2003) The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law: Issues and Answers for Mandated Reporters, Sacramento, CA
Crime and Violence Prevention Center, California Attorney General’s Office, (2004). The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law: Condensed Version, 2004. Sacramento, CA.
Citation for Indicators of Child Abuse:
Broadhust, Diane, D., “The Educator’s Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect,” The Users’ Manual Series. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC, 1979, DREW no. (Ohds 79-30172) and from the Washington State University Cooperative Extension # C1001.