Best practices in child protection for NGOs

Many NGOs work with or come into contact with vulnerable children who may be at particular risk of abuse or other maltreatment. However, their staff and volunteers are not always aware of the steps that need to take to safeguard the children that they work with or of how they should respond in the case that they become aware or abuse of maltreatment.

This training session will offer an introduction to good practices in child protection for NGOs, drawing on the expertise of the Children's Advocacy Center, one of the leading U.S. institutions in the field of child protection.

The session will cover:

- Introduction to working with vulnerable children
- Good practices regarding safeguards and procedures for child protection
- Good practices in child abuse intervention and response
- Benefits of a multi-disciplinary response to child abuse

This introductory training session is aimed at NGO staff or volunteers who may come into contact with vulnerable children in the course of their work, but who are not experts in child protection issues. The training will be conducted remotely via a virtual connection from the U.S., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The session will be conducted by leading US expert Chris Newlin (see bio below), and introduced by Afroditi Stathi, Executive Director of ELIZA, Society for the prevention of cruelty to children. Ms Stathi will also follow up the main training, correlating the presentation with the current context in Greece. 

With the support of the U.S. Embassy, Athens, Greece
 
When: Friday 18th May 2018, 17.00 - 20.00

Where: Serafio - city of Athens, Pireos & Petrou Ralli (Kerameikos metro station), 2nd floor

How to participate: To attend the seminar, please send us your name, NGO/group you represent and contact details at socialdynamo@bodossaki.gr or call us on 210 3428087

A few words about the trainer: 

Chris Newlin, MS LPC, is the Executive Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center, also participating in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children. The NCAC was the first Child Advocacy Center in the world. The NCAC is a past multi-year winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Workplace Ethics, 2012 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award, 2017 Best Places to Work Winner, and a Private Sector Member of the Virtual Global Taskforce. Chris has provided diverse training related to the Children’s Advocacy Center Model, the multidisciplinary response to child abuse, the international development of Children’s Advocacy Centers, forensic interviewing, best practices in child abuse intervention and response, and additional child maltreatment and exploitation topics in more than twenty countries throughout the world at numerous international conferences. He is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; the International Association of the Chiefs of Police; and was the 2010 recipient of the Hendrix College Odyssey Medal for Service to the World, and the 2010 recipient of the International Impact Award from the International Services Council of Alabama. Chris previously served on the United States-Russian Bi-Lateral Presidential Commission on Child Protection Workgroup and as co-chair of the United States-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program’s Child Protection Working Group, and was a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He graduated from Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.