This Youth Protection Training is being held as a 'brown bag' session prior to the monthly meeting of the Master Gardener Volunteers of Hancock County. This training is suitable for any volunteers involved with programs of Ohio State University Extension.
The Ohio State University requires employees, volunteers, and students who may work with minor students to attend Youth Protection Training.
(OSU Policy 1.50; and Understanding Your Role in Protecting 4-H Members of Ohio 4-H Program)
Annual training focuses on recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect, and indicating agreement to abide by uniform "Standards of Behavior" with annual signature. Training participants must pass a 20-question quiz (8 true/false, 12 multiple-choice) to meet the university standard for this policy.
Fingerprint background check is required before beginning service, and every four years thereafter (using code 2151.86).
All activities and programs conducted for minor participants are also required to complete annual registration.