Minimum Requirements

Colleges and units operating or hosting youth programs must ensure that all youth program personnel complete appropriate training prior to engaging with minor participants, and annually thereafter.

Training content must include, at minimum, the following topics:

a. Recognizing signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

b. Reporting suspected child abuse and neglect in Oregon

c. How to help prevent child abuse

d. All requirements of the Safety of Minors Policy.


To assist sponsoring units with meeting this requirement, the Office of Youth Safety & Compliance (YSC) offers the following training resources:


Online Training

The following recommended courses from United Educators meet OSU's minimum training requirements for youth programs. (Note: users must log in to the Bridge Learning Management System to access content).

For OSU authorized adults responsible for direct supervision of minors:

Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct (30 min) - Covers topics such as predators, codes of conduct, and reporting.

For other (supervised) personnel who will not be responsible for direct supervision of minors:

Shine a Light: Protecting Children on Campus From Sexual Abuse (10 min) - This short video covers the warning signs of sexual abuse by adults, specific locations to keep an eye on, and concrete steps for reporting incidents or suspicions.

For hiring supervisors and/or individuals responsible for screening and selecting youth program staff and volunteers:

Hiring Staff Who Work With Minors (30 min) - Covers topics such as hiring practices and background checks, investigations, and discipline.


Other Training Resources

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse - Critical training available to all OSU employees (requires Bridge login)

Basic Youth Safety Training Outline (.pdf) and Youth Protection at OSU (PowerPoint template)

Certification Page - Group Training

Certification Page - Individual Training