Child Protection 101: Responding as a Camp Professional

Being prepared for risks a camp may face during the summer is an important component of a good risk management strategy. Understanding historical trends and emerging issues can help with the preparation process. This workshop will analyze some of the historical loss activity that has occurred in a camp setting, exam some of the emerging risk management concerns camps will face during the summer, and offer a risk manager's insights on steps camps can take to control these issues to help support a positive camper experience.

Through this recorded webinar, participants will:

  1. List at least three strategies that help protect campers from abuse (physical, mental, emotional and/or social)
  2. Describe how to identify and respond to an abuse situation when it occurs or is disclosed; and
  3. Set behavior boundaries that help protect youth and camp staff.
CECs: 
1.0
Presenter: 
Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN and Ann Franke, Esq.

Cost

ACA Members - $35
Non-members - $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN, currently directs Bemidji State University’s (MN) Certificate in Camp Nursing. Known for her work with ACA's Healthy Camps initiative and the Association of Camp Nurses, Linda brings many moons of camp nursing experience to this webinar, experience that includes helping camp professionals address child protection as well as working with campers and staff who have been abused. Linda found that healing the physical wounds was easier than addressing the mental, emotional and social health (MESH) issues of child abuse; consequently, she’s a strong advocate of trauma informed practice.

Ann Franke, Esq., provides consulting services to colleges and universities through her firm Wise Results LLC. Her expertise covers risk management, employment, student affairs, and governance. Her clients value her depth of knowledge and practical approach. Ms. Franke has developed a sub-specialty in the protection of children, working with institutions nationwide to safeguard the minors with whom they interact. Since 2013 she has served as volunteer coordinator of the Youth Protection Network for Higher Education. Ms. Franke is sought after as a speaker, commentator, and author. She previously held senior positions with United Educators Insurance and the American Association of University Professors. She is a Fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and received a national award from the Stetson University College of Law for her innovative approaches to risk management. Ms. Franke received her B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. She can be reached at annfranke@verizon.net.