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Questions and Questionnaires, Part 2

In Part Two of the thread on Questions and Questionnaires, Theresa Sidebotham gives an overview of whether certain types of questions in employment pre-screening for missions are likely to implicate legal issues.

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Part 7: More About Social Media Screening

social networkingSometimes it’s surprising how many ways there are for an employer to get in trouble. You raised questions about outside screening, and about timing with the interview. It may seem unjust that you can get in trouble for looking at someone’s public profiles, but ... 

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Part 5: Background Checking

background checkingWhat part should social media play in hiring someone? Done cautiously, social media screening can be helpful. For the check of public presence, you must balance two risks. 

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Factors in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

factors for child protectionFor abuse to happen, three factors must be present. First, there must be a perpetrator who desires to abuse. Second, there must be a child who will take the role of a victim. Third, there must be an environment that provides enough privacy for the perpetrator to act. If prevention and training can stop any one of the three factors necessary for child sexual abuse, the abuse will not happen.

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Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse Allegations

child protection on the mission fieldWe’ve learned a lot from the Catholic sexual abuse scandal about good practices on preventing child abuse and investigating allegations. We’ve also learned a lot about how sexual abuse litigation works. You might say litigation is the worst case scenario for the organization when child protection issues haven't been adequately addressed. 

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