That is more than 2,000 children a day. This is why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland puts staff through intense weeklong training centered around the education, safety, and well-being of the children.
The week of May 20-24, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland conducted training for the staff.
On May 24 it hosted Darryl Griffin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee safety specialist, who conducted a safety-training session for the staff.
This training focused on facility and crises management, as well as child abuse and prevention, targeting the safety and protection of the children.
This was an intense 60-90 minute course that covered “What if’s” and “How to prevent.”
Griffin has been teaching the course for three years at the YMCA. This year has been his first year conducting this training course for the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Anyone has the potential to do harm to a child,” says Griffin. “We should know the warning signs and be prepared to respond in a timely manner.”
The importance of this training is to know the warning sings that can prevent harm from coming to a child. This is why one should always be prepared to respond to a worse case scenario.
According to club officials, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland value the safety of your children and want to make them as safe as possible.