Abuse Prevention Resources For NIA Members*

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) has partnered with Praesidium to provide Members* with free access to expert knowledge and targeted solutions to help you strengthen your abuse prevention efforts.  

NIA members receive access to Praesidium Academy (online training), Model Policies, Screening and Selection Toolkit for Foster Parents, and Praesidium's Confidential Helpline.

* Resources are available only to members with current improper sexual conduct and physical abuse (ISCPA) coverage through NIA.

Praesidium’s Mission: To help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization.  

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Implementation Guide

Accessing resources is the key to unlocking your organization’s abuse prevention efforts. Whether it is policies, screening, training, responding, or multiple operations, having the right resources can empower you to prevent abuse from occurring in your organization and maintain trust. Download this zip file for two different style onboarding checklists and utilize what works best for you!


Access Online Abuse Prevention Training

Get access to Praesidium Academy, Praesidium's online abuse prevention training — available to you at no cost through NIA. Courses include specific learning objectives, excellent content, engaging graphics, frequent interactivity, and content mastery quizzes. Praesidium Academy comes with a robust database that allows you to track course completion and generate custom-designed compliance reports quickly. The system can also allow you to streamline your background screening efforts and training initiatives in one place.

Download Model Policies

As a NIA member, you have access to model policies that set the stage for safe environments by defining acceptable and unacceptable employee and volunteer conduct. Policies also facilitate effective monitoring and supervision by helping others to recognize and take action when they see policy violations.

Download the Screening & Selection Toolkit for Foster Parents

The Foster Parent Screening and Selection Toolkit comes complete with numerous instruments and tools to assess abuse risk and evaluate the potential success of an organization’s foster parent applicants. It includes a Four-Phase Process for collecting information to comprehensively identify high-risk applicants and make thoughtful decisions around foster parent selection and approval.

Praesidium Helpline

The Praesidium Helpline gives your organizational leadership team a confidential mechanism to discuss concerns or allegations involving sexual abuse — and receive support to navigate the next steps. Use of the Praesidium Helpline, and any information discussed during the call, will not be shared with NIA or your insurance broker and does not constitute the reporting of a claim.

Download the flyer to learn more about the Helpline.

You Might Be Wondering

Who is Praesidium?  

Praesidium is the national leader in abuse risk management of sexual abuse of vulnerable populations. With more than 30 years of experience, and serving thousands of clients, our dedicated team of researchers, attorneys, social workers, and human resources professionals have analyzed thousands of cases of abuse and synthesized the latest scientific research. We know how abuse happens in organizations and more importantly, how to prevent it.

How does Praesidium help organizations manage the risk of abuse?

Praesidium uses a systems-based approach created from the scientific research of thousands of reported incidents of abuse. This analysis identified that the root causes of incidents fall into one or more of eight organizational operations which, taken together, comprise Praesidium’s Safety Equation®. We help our clients implement best-practice standards in each of the eight operations to close gaps, decrease risks, and creates safer environments within their organizations. 

Abuse Is Preventable

Praesidium is dedicated to helping our clients fulfill their mission safely, whether they are just getting started in their abuse prevention efforts, focused on the compliance aspects of risk management, or are committed to creating a culture of safety with years of experience. We work with clients across the spectrum.

If you're not sure what your next step is to preventing abuse, contact us today.  

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