Child Protection & Safety Guidelines

Any adult adult chaperone (must be 18 years old +) attending an RYM summer conference must complete BOTH of the following requirements prior to registering for RYM:

1. National Criminal Background Check

Any national criminal background check will be accepted, as long as it is a NATIONAL check. There are many companies that offer this service... a quick search on Google turns up a large list of results. National criminal background checks typically cost in the ballpark of $10 - $15.
RYM currently uses Protect My Ministry for our staff. You are welcome to use Protect My Ministry by clicking on this link: www.ministryopportunities.org/ReformedYouth
Results from the Protect My Ministry national criminal background check are automatically forwarded to the RYM staff. 
If you use another company, please submit the results in the Adult Registration form for the conference you are attending.

*National criminal background checks are good for a 2 year period. If you completed this check after 1/1/18, you are good. If not, please renew this national criminal background check. The deadline for completing the national criminal background check will be the individual registration deadline for the conference you will be attending.

 

2. Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

NEW TO THE 2020 CONFERENCES

When you submit a background check with Protect My Ministry and RYM receives a notification that you passed that check, the RYM Conference Team will then forward you an invitation to take a Sexual Abuse Awareness Online Training class. The cost for this class is included in your background check. After completing the video series, you will take a quiz.
After passing the quiz, please submit a copy of the completion certificate in the Adult Registration form for the conference you are attending.

 

If you are submitting a background check from another source, you must also submit a Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training certificate. RYM currently recommends Darkness to Light for its child sexual abuse awareness training. There are other acceptable companies that provide similar training (perhaps Ministry Safe or others). These types of trainings typically cost in the ballpark of $10.
If you would like to use Darkness to Light, please click here to sign up for a one-time, Darkness to Light user account.
After completing the video series, you will take a quiz.
And after passing the quiz, please submit a copy of the completion certificate in the Adult Registration form for the conference you are attending. .

*Darkness to Light training certificates are good for a 3 year period. If you completed the child sexual abuse awareness training since 1/1/17, you are good. If not, please renew this training. The deadline for completing the national criminal background check will be the individual registration deadline for the conference you will be attending.

If you have any questions, please contact the RYM Conference Team (cducker@rym.org).

 

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