group of childrenAs a member of the global Compassion family, you are an advocate for children, even if you do not work directly with them. In this required course, you will learn how to prevent and respond to child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. This includes acknowledgment of Compassion's Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Please note, this course is customized for your role and location so your time in the course may vary.

Person taking picture of a girlThe goal of this training is to equip learners with information and skills for dealing with Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC). It will reinforce how to identify the signs and symptoms of OSEC, educate the audience on the long-term impacts of OSEC, present strategies for intervention and help learners identify local resources for options for healing for victims.

The goal of this training is to equip learners with information and skills for dealing with Child Neglect. It will reinforce how to identify the signs and symptoms of neglect, educate the audience on the long-term impacts of neglect, present strategies for intervention and help learners identify local resources for options for healing for victims.

The  goal  of  this  training  is  to  equip  learners  with information  and  skills  for  dealing  with  Emotional Abuse  of  Child.  It  will  reinforce  how  to  identify the   signs   and   symptoms of   emotional   abuse, educate  the  audience  on  the  long-term  impacts of    emotional    abuse,    present    strategies    for intervention   and   help   learners   identify   local resources for options for healing for victims.

Part 1 of 2 computer-based courses that equip church staff and volunteers to help children in their communities recover from trauma. 

The Child Protection: First Care After Trauma Training includes two computer-based courses and three live webinars. The webinars will be scheduled and hosted by staff in Compassion's National Offices. To receive certification for this training, learners will need to complete all training elements.

1. First Care After Trauma - Part 1 (course)  <--*You Are Here!*
2. Webinar 1
3. First Care After Trauma - Part 2 (course)
4. Webinar 2
5. Webinar 3 - Certification

Certification will be issued locally based on completion of the computer-based courses and participation in the live webinars.

Part 2 of 2 computer-based courses that equip church staff and volunteers to help children in their communities recover from trauma. 

The Child Protection: First Care After Trauma Training includes two computer-based courses and three live webinars. The webinars will be scheduled and hosted by staff in Compassion's National Offices. To receive certification for this training, learners will need to complete all training elements.

1. First Care After Trauma - Part 1 (course) 
2. Webinar 1
3. First Care After Trauma - Part 2 (course)  <--*You Are Here!*
4. Webinar 2
5. Webinar 3 - Certification

Certification will be issued locally based on completion of the computer-based courses and participation in the live webinars.

Safer recruitment thumbnailThe goal of this training is to equip learners to validate or improve processes to evaluate potential candidates for their suitability for working with children. It will explain the importance of safer recruitment processes and help learners to evaluate the suitability of all potential candidates for working with beneficiaries.

kids with toy camerasThis 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.

childThis 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 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.