For Parents and Youth
Iowa State University has a long tradition of providing quality activities and programs for youth and children. To find out more about our programs, and their operation, please see Programs for Youth to find out what we offer.
For Youth Program Administrators
In order to keep our promise of offering excellent youth activities and programs at ISU, this website contains information and resources to help Program Leaders plan and conduct activities, programs and camps for youth in a safe and effective manner.
- What policies apply to youth activities and programs?
- Youth Program Procedures
- Youth Program Registration
- Background checks
- Safety and training resources
- Reporting child abuse and criminal activity
- Reporting safety violations
Youth Program Leader Awareness Training
The Offices of Risk Management, Extension and Outreach, and Conference Planning and Management will collectively offer training to provide youth program leaders, administrators and student organization officers with information regarding youth related policies, procedures and forms for successfully conducting youth programs at ISU.
It is important for youth program leaders, camp directors, student organization officers, and others responsible for planning and supervising youth programs to understand applicable ISU resources and policies [i.e. Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps (YAP); Children in the Workplace; and Volunteers].
These training sessions will be helpful for anyone responsible for planning and supervising youth programs and for those who provide administrative support for youth programs. Training sessions will be conducted on the following dates and times during the Fall semester 2017:
- Wednesday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the 4-H Extension Building, Conference Room 1020
- Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the 4-H Extension Building, Conference Room 1020
- Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Administrative Services Building (ASB), Conference Room 1155
- Tuesday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Administrative Services Building (ASB), Conference Room 1155
Large group training sessions will be offered during the fall semester 2017. Please contact the Office of Risk Management at 515-294-7711 if you need assistance or an individual training session time.
Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training - Available at Learn@ISU
Iowa State University strongly believes in educating employees and volunteers on best practices to keep children safe when conducting youth programs. This interactive course provides an overview of effective techniques for preventing and responding to child abuse; as well as, regulations, laws and ISU policies that apply to child abuse prevention and reporting. All individuals interacting with youth in ISU programs are encouraged to complete this training.
How to Access Training:
Faculty, Staff and Students at ISU
Log into Learn@ISU (www.learn.iastate.edu) with your Network ID and password. Go to Course Catalog and find the Office of Risk Management Catalog. Locate Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training and click "Launch" to begin the training.
Outside of ISU
Please contact Learn@ISU Contact Us to request an authorization code.
Please refer to the Learn@ISU FAQ for more information on a basic understanding of your Learn@ISU account