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Working with minors in your program? Screen, Select and Train the Supervised Adult and Authorized Adult

January 09, 2019

APM 05.12, Protection of Minors requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to screen, select and train employees and volunteers based on the type of contact they have with minors.

If an employee/volunteer will be alone with youth, APM 05.12 standards define that person as an "Authorized Adult." If an employee/volunteer always works within the sight line of an Authorized Adult, that person would be considered a Supervised Adult. Read the Protection of Minors Standards. The Standards are designed to guide compliance with the policy which is based on best practices for working with youth. For definitions of Authorized and Supervised adults, see page 4 of the standards. For selection and screening information, review page 13. For training information, review page 15. Questions? Contact

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