Protecting Children Learning Program

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Educators have a responsibility to protect the well-being of minors. This learning program will help educators and adults learn how to recognize, prevent, and report sexual misconduct. It includes online courses for educators, a short video for higher education employees that don’t work directly with children, as well as checklists, guides, and publications.

This program covers:

  • Warning signs of sexual abuse by adults
  • How to report incidents or suspicions
  • Specific locations to keep an eye on
  • Hiring practices and background checks
  • Boundaries
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Investigations


All employees at higher education and K-12 institutions who work with children can benefit from this learning program. Those who do not work directly with children are encouraged to watch the Shine a Light video.


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Claims Study

United Educators (UE) reviewed the 45 educator sexual misconduct claims reported by independent schools between 2011 and 2016 to identify trends and derive lessons. Review the claims study and its supplemental resources to learn how to create a strategy for addressing educator sexual misconduct.

  • Claims Study: The claims study includes the Key Points introduction and Scenarios appendix.
  • Key Findings: This two-page summary lists key claims study data and lessons.
  • Scenarios: This collection of UE claims examples presents some of the common mistakes schools should avoid.
  • PowerPoint: These slides, which include key data and lessons from the claims, are designed to be incorporated into an instructor-led workshop or presentation.
  • Podcast: In this Prevention and Protection podcast, Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research, interviews Melanie Bennett, risk management counsel, about the educator sexual misconduct claims study.