OYPC offers required training for University employees and UW youth program personnel.
Recommendations on additional training topics for youth program personnel can be found on our UW Youth Program Best Practices web page.
Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
Required for all UW employees and volunteers
Provides an overview of EO 56 Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, including definitions of child abuse and how to make a report.
Promoting Safe Interactions with Youth
Required for all UW youth program authorized personnel
Provides information to UW employees and volunteers who interact with youth on topics of safe communication, physical contact, and supervision.
Promoting Safe Interactions with Youth Implementation Guide
Download the Promoting Safe Interactions with Youth Implementation Guide [PDF] for help with incorporating this training into your on-boarding process and ongoing staff discussions.
Youth Protection for Youth Program Leaders two-part series
Required for all new youth program directors (effective July 1, 2023)
Youth program leaders in your role prior to July 1, 2023 are welcome to take parts one and two at any time.
Part one: asynchronous online course
Must be completed within 90 days from starting as a program director
This course will introduce new program leaders to University youth protection requirements, roles and responsibilities for meeting requirements, best practices, and resources available to support you in your role.
Part two: synchronous course (Zoom)
Must be completed within 12 months from starting as a program director
This synchronous course will provide you with an opportunity to dive deeper into implementation of University requirements with other youth program leaders, and includes interactive Q&A, case studies, and small group discussion.