Redwoods' Safety Newsletter
New Activity: Piecing Together the Puzzle
Active and engaged supervision is critical when running a safe program. We know that your staff encounter unpredictable challenges that may make supervision difficult. We’ve created a new activity for you to use with staff to help them think through creative ways to navigate these challenges. Through the visual representation of a puzzle, staff will understand the importance of being flexible and implementing multiple strategies to effectively supervise youth. Download this activity and use it at your next staff training.
Incorporating Volunteers Into Your Abuse Prevention Strategy
Volunteers play a valuable role and support you in delivering on your organization's mission. Given their interaction with youth, it is important they are a part of your child abuse prevention strategy. We encourage you to review our resource of best practices to follow to keep the youth in your care safe when working with volunteers.
New Article: Redesigning Camp Space for Mental Health
We have recently seen where many camps are creating “Zoom Rooms.” These designated, private spaces allow campers to attend virtual sessions with a therapist, or other mental health provider. In a recent article for the American Camp Association, we discuss how camps can help facilitate access to therapy and other mental health care, while also remaining a place of respite from our always online world.
Winterizing Your Facility Inside and Out
We continue to see severe winter storms ripping across the county. Preparing your entire facility for winter weather is critical when preventing winter-related injuries and property damage. Read our guidance on winterizing your facility—specifically how you can keep your walkways, grounds, gutters, pipes, faucets, and vehicles safe during this time of year.
Preventing Theft at Your Organization
Many New Year's resolutions involved new fitness goals or a commitment to deeper community connection. Therefore, you may see new people entering your facility. We are hearing reports of increased theft as people are leaving valuables unguarded, or clearly visible in their vehicles. Now is a great time to remind your members—old and new—to use lockers, or to lock up their valuables out of sight.
Slip, Trip, Fall Quick Check
One of the most frequent injuries we see are slips, trips, and falls. Download our quick check to make sure hazards are identified quickly so proper precautions can be put in place, and hazards can be addressed promptly.
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