Youth Programs: Training Staff

Youth Program Administrators are responsible for certifying compliance with training requirements prior to minors being present for a youth program.  Training for each youth program staff member should be documented and the record retained for future reporting.


University employees and volunteers working in youth programs must to be trained on the following:

1. Protection of Minors Policy and Procedures

Youth program staff must read and understand the policy and procedures regarding contact with youth.

2. Conduct Requirements

Youth program staff are expected to meet certain expectations of conduct.

3. Training Requirements

Youth program staff should be trained on child abuse awareness and prevention and understand how to report suspected child abuse and neglect.  Human Resources offers an online training that satisfies this training requirement.

  • Protecting Children online course
    • Employees and volunteers working in youth programs are required to complete a one time online training on the practices and conduct requirements of the university's Protection of Minors policy.  University employees should use this link to access the online course through the MyTrack Learning system.  Select the link below and login at the top right of the page using your DuckID and password:

      Employee Training- Protecting Children course

      Volunteer Training -Protecting Children course
  • Campus Security Authority online course
    • Youth Program Administrators and youth program staff that are paid university employees are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSA). CSA’s must complete mandatory Campus Security Authority Online Training to understand their reporting responsibilities. This is a onetime training requirement. University employees should use this link to access the online course through the MyTrack Learning system.  Select the link below and login at the top right of the page using your DuckID and password:

      Employees - Campus Security Authority Training

      Temporary Hires or Student Employees -Campus Security Authority Training

4. Compliance

Ensure your staff have reviewed the Protection of Minors policy, conduct requirements and training courses by updating and monitoring your program summary report (Excel spreadsheet format).