Description and Learner Outcomes:
This course helps staff working directly with children and youth think about their responsibility for making it a safe and enjoyable experience. This course will discuss the importance of the counselor’s role and responsibilities with children in their care.
By the end of this course learners will understand the importance of the role that:
- Parents have entrusted you with
- Children look to you for
- Directors have hired you to do
- You have accepted in risk management
- Legally expected of you in providing the Standard of Care
- You have been trained to do in an emergency
Connie Coutellier is an international trainer, consultant, and author. She is a national field executive for Camp Fire USA and a past national president and director of professional development for the American Camp Association. A list of the books she has written includes Camp Is for the Camper, Day Camp from Day One, Management of Risks and Emergencies, and The Outdoor Book. She has more than 15 years of experience as a day and resident camp director in four camps in the USA and one in Malaysia, and over 30years of experience in youth development and outdoor program administration training and development. She has written online training courses, assisted in the writing of the ACA Outdoor Living Skills books, and served as a consultant for both the development of the ACA’s Basic Camp Management book and the curriculum for the ACA and the International Camping Fellowship camp director courses.
Course Length: 1 hour
Course Credit: 1.0 CEC
Don't miss Connie's book Risk and Crisis Management Planning: A Workbook for Organization and Program Administrators (Third Edition)! 
TWO Purchase Options:
Single person, one-year access to course
Price: $25 member; $60 nonmember
Purchase the "Critical Things Staff Need to Know about Risk Management"course 
Multiple persons (up to 50 persons*), subscription access to course
Price: $55 member; $90 nonmember
*Additional learners will be $5 per person member; $28 nonmember. Please contact ACA to place your order for more than 50 learners 800-428-2267 ext. 305
Purchase subscription access to "Critical Things Staff Need to Know about Risk Management" course  for up to 50 persons.
Please note the following for subscription access:
- You will be required to supply enrollment information for each learner
- The cost of the course allows up to 50 members of your staff to take the course until December 31 of the current year, unless you purchase additional learners. After that time, you/your camp will need to purchase the course again for the following year.
- Your staff may complete the program at their convenience.
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