Redwoods' Safety Newsletter
New Short Activity: Bullying in After-School Programs
It is critical that your organization is creating a culture where bullying does not occur in your after-school programs. Not only can bullying escalate to peer-to-peer abuse, but it also creates trauma for the youth involved. We have developed a new activity that will prepare staff to intervene and stop potential bullying scenarios that may happen in your after-school programs. We encourage you to download and use this at your next staff training.
Key Priorities & Expectations at After-School Programs
Operating after-school programs that take place at a school or other off-site location can pose unique challenges for youth-serving organizations. Specifically, ensuring that youth understand your organization’s policies and procedures still apply, regardless of where your programming takes place. Review our list of key priorities and expectations your organization can implement in an after-school setting to overcome these challenges and keep kids safe.
In our new podcast episode, Empowering Children to Recognize Abuse, we sat down with Meghan Hurley Backofen to discuss how we can empower children to recognize and report abuse so that they can seek help, should they ever need it. We encourage you to listen to this episode and check out Meghan's book and podcast.
We recently released two new online trainings: Defensive Driving and Hazard Communication. These are specialized for youth-serving organizations and are available to everyone regardless of your insurance relationship with us. Visit The Redwoods Institute to create your account and watch these trainings today.
As we continue through hurricane season, it is critical to prepare your facilities, property, vehicles, staff, and communities. We have gathered a list of key items to consider when preparing and responding to a hurricane.
Preventing Injuries During Play
Playtime is a common time when we see injuries happen between youth. Whether youth are pushing, colliding, or throwing items at each other, there are strategies staff can take to prevent these injuries. Distribute our micro-learning on preventing injuries during play to your staff as a quick refresher.
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