Youth Protection Training


Kiwanis Policies and Procedure Training

Has your club completed its annual mandatory training on Kiwanis Youth Policies and Procedures? If so, thank you! You are doing your part to protect the kids we serve.

If your club still needs to conduct its training for the 2021-22 year, we have resources to help. Kiwanis clubs can host in-person or virtual training for all members by:

We also have a new resource! Register now for “Training Tuesdays: Youth Protection Policies and Practices Club Overview” webinars with Kiwanis International Youth Protection Specialist Melissa McMann. 

After training is completed for the 2021-22 Kiwanis year, the club secretary should update the Secretary Dashboard by checking the box “Our club has received youth protection guideline training.” 

For French-speaking countries, click here for a translation. 

Kiwanis has other recorded online seminars available to educate leaders and members on important youth protection topics and practices.

Praesidium abuse prevention training

Kiwanis International partners with global abuse prevention educator Praesidium Inc. to conduct youth protection and child abuse prevention courses. Praesidium Inc. is a multi-disciplinary organization that has spent more than 25 years researching child sexual abuse and developing prevention training, programs and services.

SLP advisors, district administrators, risk managers and youth protection managers can access training through the Praesidium Academy learning management system. The courses cover topics ranging from sexual abuse prevention to a volunteer’s duty to report abuse. These volunteer positions are required to complete five to six courses designated by their role. Courses will be pre-loaded into a users learning path for immediate access. 

Chaperones for SLP events are required to complete three courses. If a chaperone is not a Kiwanis member, he or she will need to have a profile created to complete the training. Email youthprotection@kiwanis.org to have the profile created. Courses will be pre-loaded into a users learning path for immediate access. 

Once courses are completed, the member can print his or her certificate by clicking on the "certificate tab” on the learner dashboard. It does not need to be submitted to Kiwanis International. We automatically receive results. Training must be completed every two years. 

How do I receive my login information from Praesidium?

If you completed training through Armatus, Praesidium’s previous online learning management system, you will need to update your login and password information to access Praesidium Academy. Follow these steps to reset your password and gain access to your account:

1. Go to praesidiumacademy.com/learn 
2. Click on Forgot your password? (to create a new or reset password) 
3. Enter the email address Kiwanis International has on file.
4. Click the blue Reset Password button. 
5. Check your email. 
6. Click the link inside of your email to set a new password for your Academy account.
7. There will be a three question survey to fill out. 
8. Access courses in learning path.

If you are an SLP advisor, district administrator, risk manager, youth protection manager or chaperone and did not use the Armatus system, you may log on to Kiwanis Connect member portal and click the “Create Praesidium Academy account” hyperlink. Once this link is clicked, it disappears.

Kiwanis members who are not advisors but want to complete courses may also log on to Kiwanis Connect member portal to create an account. All of the available courses will be pre-loaded into the members learning path. 

For additional technical support, please contact Praesidium Support via email at support@praesidiuminc.com or call (800) 743-6354 during hours Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central time. 

How long do I have to complete the youth protection training modules? 

Please complete them as soon as possible. Currently, we do not have a due date. However, if you are an SLP advisor or district administrator, completion of all assigned training modules is required.

As an SLP advisor, do I need to take the Praesidium Academy youth protection training if I completed Youth Protection Guidelines training with my club?

Yes. The Praesidium Youth Protection training covers topics such as “Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers,” “Social Media Safety,” “It Happened to Me” and “Duty to Report.” The number and type of video modules are based on your SLP role. All Kiwanis members should annually review the Youth Protection Guidelines, which cover our policy and procedures.

How much does the Praesidium training cost? 

There is no cost to Kiwanis members to complete this training.

Who is required to complete the Praesidium youth protection training?  

Currently, Service Leadership Program advisors are required to complete the training every two years. Youth protection and risk managers, as well as district administrators, have access to training modules they can complete. In the coming months, all Kiwanis members will have access to the training. 

Faculty advisors are not required to complete the training at this time. If a faculty advisor wants to complete the course, please email youthprotection@kiwanis.org to have their profile manually added. 

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