Protecting the Rights of Minors on Campus

  • 6 topics | 25m 59s
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Institutions of higher education must provide a safe and healthy environment for minors involved in school-sponsored programs. This course provides background information to be considered when working with minors on campus. In this course, you will learn about general best practices for working with and safeguarding minors as well as reporting requirements for suspected abuse and other mistreatment. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state


  • recognize the minimum standards of conduct when interacting with minors
  • identify the requirements that are commonly covered in university policies and procedure
  • identify circumstances that could lead to abuse or neglect of minors
  • identify strategies for protecting minors from emotional and physical abuse and neglect
  • recognize the requirements and procedures for reporting incidents of suspected abuse, neglect, or improper conduct
  • demonstrate your understanding of policies and procedures for working with minors on campus


  • Interacting Properly with Minors on Campus
  • Policies and Procedures Involving Minors on Campus
  • Circumstances That Could Lead to Abuse or Neglect
  • Strategies for Protecting Minors
  • Mandatory Reporting Procedures
  • Exercise: Safeguarding Minors on Campus