Welcome to the Sexual Misconduct and Clery Crimes in Youth Activities: Reporting and Prevention Training

If you are responsible for the supervision or custodial care of minors while working or volunteering in youth activities, you are in the right place. This training will help you understand your incident reporting obligations and will also provide information on how you can keep youth safe.

  • You are responsible for the safety of youth while they are in your care.
  • You are an integral part of UW-Madison’s efforts to create a safe, healthy, and respectful environment for youth.
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Training Instructions

  • The course will take between 45-60 minutes to complete. You can stop and start at any time, and you will be prompted to resume where you left off when you return.
  • There are 3 sections you must complete. You must also complete a short Knowledge Check after each section.
  • Once you complete all 3 sections, you will receive a confirmation of training completion to the email address provided during registration.
  • Click on the Resources tab at the top of this page to find additional information on support resources.


Learning Outcomes

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Section 1: Sexual Misconduct in Youth Activities

  • How to identify sexual misconduct in youth activities
  • The prevalence and impact of sexual misconduct on youth
  • The definitions in the UW-Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

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Section 2: Prevention Strategies and Reporting Obligations

  • How to prevent sexual misconduct from occurring in youth activities
  • Your obligation to report sexual misconduct while working or volunteering in youth activities
  • Ways to respond to youth during a disclosure of sexual misconduct
  • How to report sexual misconduct and what information to include

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Section 3: Clery Act in Youth Activities

  • How the Clery Act relates to youth activities
  • Why youth activity staff and volunteers are Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
  • Which crimes must be reported under the Clery Act
  • Your reporting obligations and how to report Clery crimes

Important Reminders

  • As someone who is responsible for the supervision or custodial care of minors, you are meeting part of your training requirements by completing this training. However, you must also take the Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect training, as required by the Office of Youth Protection. If you have not already completed this training, please visit the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect tab in the training resources for more information.
  • Keep in mind that one incident may require multiple reports. For example, an incident may need to be reported to Child Protective Services as well as the University. Please visit the Incident Reporting Obligations for Youth Activities tab in the training resources for more information.

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