April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, and all month long we’ll be providing tips and advice for parents and caregivers to help prevent and spot child abuse. Follow along all month!

The development of children is the core of which the Y’s values were built. This is why the safety of all children in our care is our number one priority. Staff and volunteers at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA follow our Code of Conduct to ensure the safety of all children who come through our doors, whether they’re regular program participants or only visit once a year.

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Y wants to make sure that all members understand this Code of Conduct. A key tool in abuse prevention is knowledge, so it’s important that parents and caregivers are informed of the Y’s policies around children. Together we can work to ensure all children in the Treasure Valley reach their full potential.

Our Employee Code of Conduct

Safety is our top priority when hiring and training our staff and volunteers at the YMCA. To view our Staff & Volunteer Code of Conduct, click the button below!

In addition to our Code of Conduct, the Y also has a number of safety measures intended to keep kids safe. This include: criminal background checks on staff and volunteers; required staff training on recognizing and preventing abuse; and prohibiting staff and volunteers from being alone with a child where they cannot be observed by others; limiting staff contact with children outside of Y programs; and reporting any allegations or suspicious of abuse to law enforcement.

If you have any questions about the Y’s Code of Conduct or our child safety measures policy, please contract our Safety and Risk Management Department at risk@ymcatvidaho.org.