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This course is required for all Compassion staff. 

Direct work with children is not a requirement for taking this course. 

Through this online learning experience, you will gain a Biblical and moral understanding of why it is important to protect children and how protecting children promotes healthy outcomes in children. In addition, learners will receive information around expectations for appropriate behaviors and unacceptable behaviors with children based on Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct

This online child protection training course includes Compassion-specific policies and approaches to child protection. However, the content is available and applicable to all learners who are committed to care for and protect children as mandated by Jesus Christ.

At the end of this course, learners are requested to sign a Statement of Commitment, agreeing to abide by behavioral expectations outlined in the course. 

Girl leaning on poleThis course is for the learner who has completed the "Overview of Child Protection: Prevention and Response" course above and is in need of more comprehensive online learning support around child protection. 

This Compassion International child protection advanced course offers more in-depth training on how to recognize symptoms of abuse, apply child protection policies and provide a safe, nurturing environment for children in your community.

As with the prevention and response course, the Advanced course includes Compassion specific language and scenarios, but still offers a valuable learning experience for all who are committed to the biblical mandate to protect children from any form of child abuse or exploitation.

This training is for church staff and volunteers who develop child-focused materials for public audiences.  In this training we will discuss how to protect children from harm when we create media. This includes how we gain permission to talk to children and caregivers, gather “content” (interviews, photos and video) in appropriate ways, and how we create stories out of that content for publication. You will learn about Compassion’s Dignity and Sensitive Messaging Guidelines, which may be useful for you as you consider how to best present information about children in your context. You will see when and why Compassion chooses to hide the identity of someone in a story, how to deal with disclosures of sensitive information, act in the best interests of a child, how to make decisions about what information to share with others, and what information to exclude in a story. You may be writing articles for thousands to read or simply sharing videos from your latest mission trip on a Sunday morning.  This training can help you present your information, along with compelling and heartwarming stories, in a way that protects children and preserves the dignity of everyone involved.

thumbnailThe Supplemental Curriculum (3-5 Year Old) is a set of resources designed to accompany Compassion International’s Global Resource Curricula (GRC) to provide a rich, interactive learning experience for caregivers and children ages 3-5, with age appropriate and developmentally integrated curriculum.

In this online course, you will find specific directions and tools for how to implement a learning center methodology. Directed specifically towards the tutor or implementer, this resource provides instructions and suggestions that will facilitate the learning outlined in the curriculum units. 

title slideWelcome to Terry Talks, Toxic Stress! In this course, you will learn about toxic stress and how it affects children. Most importantly, you will learn how to help prevent toxic stress, building strong resilient children.

First, watch Terry’s video about toxic stress. Next, work through Parts 1, 2 and 3, which will help you better understand and practice what you have learned from the video. Finally, review what you’ve learned in a short quiz.

Hopeful little girlMy Plan for Tomorrow is a curriculum for students ages 13 through young adult designed to open the eyes and hearts of youth living in poverty to the truth that God has a "hope and a future” planned for them. Take this online course to learn how to teach the My Plan for Tomorrow course and begin giving the gift of HOPE of children in your community!

Teacher in front of class of kids"Child, Church and Mission provides a biblical perspective on children, poverty, and holistic child development, and thoughts on the relationships between holistic child development and the ministries of the church. The course is designed to help the Church reach, equip, and empower children so that they can maximize their transformational impact for many generations.