Read the policy
IU Public Safety has created several resources for departments and programs to use to increase understanding and implementation of the policy. Among them is an 8-minute video course in IU Expand, created by IU's Public Safety staff and the University Compliance Officer, to provide a quick way to familiarize yourself with PIC and what is required to comply with this important policy.
In light of IU's COVID-19 social distancing policy, PIC offers the following guidance and online training for recognizing child abuse. Please note that online programs still need to follow the PIC policy regarding background checks and program registration.
Enrollment link for PIC: Child Abuse Recognition, Reporting and Prevention of Child Abuse Training
COVID-19 re-opening guidance
For the near future, those visitors to IU who have not, or cannot, be vaccinated should continue to mask indoors and practice physical distancing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana Department of Health allow for distancing as short as 3 feet for children (preschool, k-12), as long as everyone is masked and facing the same direction (i.e., classroom-type setting). Any adult caregivers/instructors should be strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated prior to working with children. Protocols like creating "cohorts" can limit the interaction and potential exposures to others.
PIC recommends all youth programming continue to follow CDC guidance for camps, schools, and childcare:
Find CDC guidance for operating youth camps
Find CDC guidance for schools and childcare programs
Best Practices for the Safe Supervision of Minors
Best Practices for Virtual Youth Programming