National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Baylor University is committed to providing a safe environment for non-enrolled minors who visit our campus as well as protections for Faculty, staff and students who may have direct contact with a minor as part of a registered youth camp or program.

Youth camps and programs are integral to Baylor University. The office of Youth Protection supports these efforts by establishing standards, offering education and training, and monitoring compliance with the University Youth Protection Policy and regulatory statues the University must adhere to.

The National Children Alliance reports nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States annually, an about 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

Youth may interact with Baylor University as campers, via research, or as visitors. However, not all interactions will occur on campus. Baylor representatives may have direct contact with minor participants off – campus through community partnerships.

As a university that takes a preventive approach to child abuse, everyone has a responsibility for protecting the youth we serve. We must continue to raise awareness and prioritize safety at all levels of the institution.

Child abuse prevention involves an ongoing commitment. Engage with your program leadership, employ available resources and collaborate with your external community partners to provide a safe environment.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of our youth programs and the entire Baylor community.

To learn more about your responsibility, visit: Protection of Minors