Protective Behaviors Training
Any vulnerable person, anywhere in the world, can be abused in ways that leave no marks on the body but terrible scars on the soul. It is through the caring, concern and talents of all its athletes, families and volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports organizations in the world. Special Olympics requires all volunteers to participate in the Protective Behaviors Training Program. The program’s goal is to provide education intended to prevent physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Special Olympics Inc. developed the Protective Behaviors Training as a tool to assist with protecting Special Olympics athletes from abuse. All Class A volunteers, 16 years of age and older, must complete this training. Furthermore, the safety and health of our athletes and everyone involved with Special Olympics Florida, we encourage anyone interested in taking the training to do so: families, athletes, day-of volunteers, etc. It requires the assistance of everyone involved in our organization to help keep our athletes safe from abuse.