Training

Training

Education and awareness are critical to creating safe environments for minors at USC, and we aim to increase the number of trained adults who can recognize and respond to inappropriate behavior or abuse by making youth protection training available to the USC community.

Required training for members of the USC community

All USC employees, as well as other members of the USC community who will have direct contact with minors through the course of their university-related business or activities, must annually complete youth protection training aimed at the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the recognition of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and applicable reporting requirements and procedures. The content and delivery of this training is managed by the Office of Youth Protection and Programming.

A note for covered activities:

Upon registration with the Office of Youth Protection and Programming, covered activities will receive information about how its staff can access and complete required training. As a reminder, covered activity staff may not begin work in any covered activity or have direct contact with minors until evidence of completion has been received, reviewed and approved by the Office of Youth Protection and Programming.

Non-university organizations and entities that operate programs or activities on campus involving minors must provide training to their staff consistent with the university’s requirements, and must complete a certification form attesting that such training has been completed, which will be provided after registration.

Additional training offerings

The Office of Youth Protection and Programming also offers additional training opportunities for those looking to expand their knowledge and ability to provide safe environments for youth.

Learn more about our training offerings, or contact minors@usc.edu for more information.