Our Prevention Connection 

Your Premier Source for an Exceptional Training Experience 


OUR MISSION


Our mission is simple and straight forward, it is to assist businesses, faith based establishments, schools and other organizations in preventing sexual misconduct and child sexual abuse claims BEFORE THEY BEGIN. We believe that proactive prevention is the key to eradicating sexual harassment and child sexual abuse while at the same time safeguarding your organization from costly and time consuming lawsuits. Prevention starts with awareness and effective training. In addition, Our Prevention Connection (OPC) does not offer a "One size fits all training program." Our prevention training programs are uniquely designed in order to address the specific organizational culture that we are serving, whether it be private industry, schools, faith based and other non-profit organizations.



How We Are Different 

  • We are Live - Although, an online E-course has it benefits, the greatest disadvantage of such training is that the trainee cannot ask specific questions nor interact with a trainer. Moreover, some E-courses can be costly and they may not be customized for your particular organizational culture or industry. The quality of a prevention training program can only be measured by how well the program can create awareness and change behavior. Preventing sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct is a serious and complex subject that can best be taught in a live setting where questions and concerns can be adequately addressed. The stakes are high. Monetary costs of litigating a sexual harassment/misconduct claim can be extremely expensive for an organization. In some cases, it can literally shut an organization down. Moreover, the emotional, social, relational, legal and even spiritual consequences suffered by victims (particularly children) can be devastating. With so much at stake, why risk all your prevention training on a one size fits all computerized E-course. A combination of computer and live training in many instances is preferable and strongly recommended. Moreover, your organization can have a live trainer come to your establishment and conduct a comprehensive, customized, informative, and truly interactive training program for probably half the cost or less than a  electronic course. Live training is always preferable and we believe more effective particularly regarding this complex and highly sensitive subject matter. 
  • We are Non-profit - OPC is a component of a non-profit public benefit corporation.  Our training programs were not developed for profit, but for eradicating sexual abuse in our society. We have no paid staff.  All of our trainers are a team of volunteer subject matter experts, who have a combined total of over 50 years of experience  and thousands of hours of specialized training in their particular discipline.  We are highly motivated and dedicated to assisting organizations and their leaders in creating a safe environment in which individuals can work, worship and learn. In addition, contributions received for our training programs are utilized to fund our social service programs designed to bring simple acts of kindness to the elderly, disabled, at risk youth, as well as other socially and economically disadvantaged persons. Everyone wins when you choose OPC to meet your training needs!
  • We are Ready to Serve -  No matter how large or small your organization may be, we are ready to assist you. Because we are not profit driven, we will work with you to create a training program that is affordable and cost effective based on the size and needs of your organization.  Workplace or faith based, we have just the right training program for you. Don't delay, contact OPC today! Click here to connect.



How Can Prevention Training Safeguard You and Your

 Organization From Lawsuits

Question: As the CEO of my organization why would I potentially be liable in a sexual harassment or sexual misconduct claim if I did not perpetrate the offense?


Answer: You may potentially be liable in a sexual misconduct claim due to vicarious liability. Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine that assigns liability for an injury to a person who did not cause the injury but who has a particular legal relationship i.e. employer/employee to the person who did act negligently. It is also referred to as imputed negligence. Businesses, churches, schools and other organizations are employers of both paid and volunteer staff members and thus, may be vicariously liable for the actions of its agents. In the Supreme Court decisions on Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 118 S. Ct. 2257 (1998) and Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 118 S. Ct. 2275 (1998) the court made it clear that employers are subject to vicarious liability for unlawful harassment by their agents and that it is an employer’s responsibility to exercise reasonable care to prevent and correct sexual harassment in their organizations. An employer’s duty to exercise reasonable care includes instructing all of its leaders and workers on the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Conducting training programs on the prevention of sexual misconduct in your organization may establish an “affirmative defense” to show that the business or faith organization took reasonable care, by instituting effective preventive measures to deter such behavior. Subsequently, the organization and yourself may be able to avoid liability or limit damages. The training of all managers, supervisors, employees, clergy and volunteers on this subject is an absolute must.  Doing nothing is not an option and only makes your organization a target for sexual predators and encourages misconduct which will lead to litigation and in some cases devastating consequences to those you serve and work with. 

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