Plan to Protect™ widens its international influence, launching Plan to Protect™ for US churches, an abuse prevention manual for children, youth and churches.
For the past twenty years, Plan to Protect™ has been the Abuse Prevention Manual used by over 10,000 churches in Canada, United States and beyond. Along with the manual, the popular certification program has been sought after by Church Administrators, Trainers, staff and volunteers.
TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Plan to Protect™ [www.plantoprotect.com], an international leader in the area of abuse prevention through its certification, resources, training, policy writing services, speaking, and consulting services, announced today the launch of the latest version of the popular abuse prevention manual, Plan to Protect™, now updated for churches in the United States.
"As the name of the manual implies, the process of protecting our children does require planning, procedures and training. It could be overwhelming but it is an absolutely critical task to implement and monitor safe environments. It is not necessary to reinvent the wheel when there is an excellent tool available that makes customization of policies and the follow-through a manageable task," said Melodie Bissell, President and CEO of Plan to Protect™.
Bissell went on to say, "For over two decades, we have seen great success as many faith communities and non- profits have risen to the challenge to protect children and youth. However, there is no shortage of news headlines reinforcing the fact that our work is nowhere near complete and so we aim to constantly improve our resource and service offering while also attempting to impact more and more organizations."
Scott R. Konrad, Senior Vice President, Willis of New York, Inc. writes, "Having devoted the majority of my career to managing and insuring the risks of religious and secular nonprofits, I know well the pitfalls of having inadequate protection for their most vulnerable constituents. Plan to Protect™ provides a cost-effective, comprehensive, turnkey risk management solution that can be easily adapted to the specific needs of any religious entity -- from the parish church to a denominational headquarters. I know of no other resource providing this depth and quality of actionable, hands-on content approaching this price point, and I recommend Plan to Protect™ to any institution seeking to fortify its youth risk management programming."
About Plan to Protect™:
Plan to Protect™ provides the HIGHEST STANDARD of abuse prevention and protection for organizations servicing the vulnerable sector. This is accomplished through our commitment to provide the certification, tools, training and momentum to help win the race against abuse.
The 250 page, beautifully formatted, manual includes five key chapters and word document downloads.
The manual can be purchased on line at www.plantoprotect.com/store for $59.99 plus shipping.
Plan to Protect™ includes the following content:
- Protect Through Awareness of Abuse
- Understanding your Organization's Responsibility
- Understanding Legal and Insurance Perspectives
- Recruiting and Screening Guidelines
- Protect Through Program Development
- True Case Studies
- Child and Youth Protection Procedures
- Reporting and Response
- 100+ pages of templates and forms with downloads in Word format
- Compiled Policies for ease in customizing
Learn more about more about Plan to Protect™ and their certification, training and resources at www.plantoprotect.com, or visit them on Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. Also download the PlanToProtect App on the iTunes Store.
Early Tributes to Plan to Protect™
"Ignoring wolves does not make them go away or erase their crimes. Ignoring victims does not magically make them heal. It's time we take seriously the ways of the Good Shepherd who laid down his life – His comfort, His reputation, His will – for His wounded sheep. That is why I'm grateful to recommend this resource, carefully created by Plan to Protect™. Here you will find the information and wisdom needed to not only protect children, but to help each church become a beautiful place of healing and redemption. "
- Mary DeMuth, Author, Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse
"We are thrilled to come together into a national partnership with Plan to Protect™ – an organization at the forefront of safety and abuse prevention training. Plan to Protect™ provides extensive expertise in the safety and abuse prevention field with their programming, materials, and extremely knowledgeable staff. Their ability to successfully and effectually train organizations serving vulnerable populations is unmatched. With this partnership, Verified Volunteers is excited to add another highly effective security and protection measure to our arsenal of products. We are now equipped to better mitigate risk within the service sector."
- Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers
About the Editor and co-author, Melodie Bissell
Melodie Bissell is the Founder and President of Plan to Protect™, which provides the HIGHEST STANDARD of abuse prevention and protection to organizations servicing the vulnerable sector globally.
Melodie is the co-author of the bestselling Plan to Protect™ manuals: Plan to Protect®: A Protection Manual for Children and Youth, and those that work with them and four Pocket Guides of Plan to Protect™ Best Practices, for Children, Youth, Vulnerable Adults, and Disability Initiatives.
Melodie is currently working towards her Doctorate of Ministry at University of Toronto on the Spiritual Healing of Victim Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.
SOURCE Plan to Protect