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Importance of screening
This month we’ll dive into the importance of screening and criminal background checks. Through two different webinars, you’ll learn best practices organizations should follow in the screening process, as well as the importance of conducting criminal background checks.

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September webinar: Best practices in screening
Join Melanie Lockwood Herman and learn about the applicant screening process and how to identify characteristics that may increase the risk of harm to children. In this webinar, Lockwood Herman will share the top 10 screening practices all organizations should follow in order to mitigate risk among their staff and program participants.

Date: Sept. 26, 2013
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
Cost: Free

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Bonus webinar: Criminal background checks
Want to know more about the criminal background check process and how to use criminal background check reports to help protect children? Join Trish McGonnell, co-founder, president and CEO of the National Center for Safety Initiatives, as she shares compelling reasons for why all organizations should conduct thorough criminal background checks.

Date: Sept. 27, 2013
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
Cost: Free

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Campaign Spotlight
Minimizing liability

Criminal background checks not only serve as a first line of defense in the effort to protect children from known predators, but they may also alleviate liabilities your organization may face. Organizations that conduct criminal background checks as part of the hiring process - and periodicly throughout the term of employment - are less likely to be found negligent in their hiring. 

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Last Month/Up Next
August 2013:Preventing abuse
October 2013: Codes of conduct

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Featured Speakers
Melanie Lockwood Herman is executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Author of more than 15 books, she delivers workshops and keynote presentations on topics ranging from effective governance to managing human resource risk. Learn more>>

Trish McGonnell is an expert in the criminal background check process, and she frequently presents at conferences and assemblies for National Governing Bodies. Learn more>>


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