SAFEinviteThe subject of child predators is an uncomfortable topic, and there was once a pervasive lack of knowledge on the subject.  The need to research, compile and share information on this crucial issue led to the launch of SAFE Training in the 1990’s and the publication of SAFE (Screening Applicants for Effectiveness): Guidelines to Prevent Child Molestation in Mentoring and Youth-Serving Organizations in 2006.  There is greater awareness of this issue today with several high-profile cases in the news in recent years.  While our awareness has increased, this is still a sensitive and challenging conversation to have.  But it’s a necessary conversation.

Join Child Safety Expert Judith Dunson Spangler in this comprehensive training on youth safety in mentoring programs.

Participants will:

  • Increase their awareness of the prevalence of child predators and the tactics they employ in targeting victims in community youth-serving organizations
  • Discuss the latest research on perpetrators, as well as potential red flags and warning signs to be aware of during the application and monitoring processes
  • Learn and practice screening tools and guidelines that youth professionals can apply in order to maximize the safety of the children and youth we serve.


Intended Audience:  This training is for adults only, due to the sensitive nature of the content.  The content is intended for mentoring program staff and board members.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 * 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Temple University Center City Campus

1515 Market Street * Philadelphia PA 19102