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About This Event

This presentation will provide a broad overview of issues that youth serving agencies should consider regarding best practices for safeguarding staff and clients in a variety of settings.

Discussion will include the importance of providing safety measures, learning how to maintain personal boundaries, and ensuring proper risk management for the organization.

Attendees will gain a general understanding of:

  • minimum safety standards in youth programming;
  • appropriate professional and personal boundaries between staff and clients; and
  • organizational risk management in youth work.


  • Starke County Youth Club

  • Moving Starke County Forward


  • Robin Donaldson

    Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Youth Services Association

    Robin Donaldson has a master’s degree in counseling and social psychology and has been teaching at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana since August 2001. She has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a licensed foster parent. Previously, Ms. Donaldson was the Program Development and Research Director for National Safe Place from 2008 – 2013 and held multiple positions at Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County over 12 years.