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2019 Conference


HEPNet 2019 Conference

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2019 Conference


HEPNet 2019 Conference

HEPNet 2019 was amazing! Thank you to all attendees, presenters, and sponsors! Slideshow coming soon.

Mark your calendars for October 12-15, 2020 at the University of Washington!

A BIG thank you to our creative, innovative, and supportive sponsors, especially title sponsor CircuiTree. Check out how all of our sponsors can make YOUR life easier!

Click the cover page above to view the conference booklet.

Click the cover page above to view the conference booklet.

 
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A gracious thank you to our conference host!

A gracious thank you to our conference host!

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact us at membership@higheredprotection.org so that we can learn more about your sponsorship goals.

 

A special thank you to our sponsors!


A special thank you to our sponsors!

A special thank you to our sponsors!


A special thank you to our sponsors!

 We couldn’t do it without the support of our tremendous sponsors, and you are going to love to meet them and see what they can do to simplify your lives! Click on the logos to learn more. We are announcing more regularly- keep coming back!

We are thrilled to announce CircuiTree as our title sponsor this year!

The software needs of Youth Protection staff in Higher Education have become a major focus for us at CircuiTree, because we see your need and align with your purpose: protecting minors. Our robust platform and services have been addressing similar needs at traditional camps for over 20 years, and at Higher Education Camps for 8 years.

The software needs of Youth Protection staff in Higher Education have become a major focus for us at CircuiTree, because we see your need and align with your purpose: protecting minors. Our robust platform and services have been addressing similar needs at traditional camps for over 20 years, and at Higher Education Camps for 8 years.

 
Applicant Insight’s proprietary One-Stop-Shop is a private cloud-based mobile technology and patented paperless automated workflow solution with federal and state compliant background screening and drug testing, ensuring administration, implementation, and expert management of the most complex youth and children programs, including compliance tracking.  Our system covers paperless program approval process, to program compliance registration, personnel application and approval process, compliant personnel background check and drug testing, Occupational Health services and vaccinations, training material hosting and assessment testing that feeds directly into your compliance registration system, and document management and distribution to all stakeholders, also feeding directly into your compliance system.  Applicant Insight, through its HEPNet partnership, is pleased to offer competitive pricing to all HEPNet members. Request a demo today by emailing  HEPNET@ainsight.com

Applicant Insight’s proprietary One-Stop-Shop is a private cloud-based mobile technology and patented paperless automated workflow solution with federal and state compliant background screening and drug testing, ensuring administration, implementation, and expert management of the most complex youth and children programs, including compliance tracking.

Our system covers paperless program approval process, to program compliance registration, personnel application and approval process, compliant personnel background check and drug testing, Occupational Health services and vaccinations, training material hosting and assessment testing that feeds directly into your compliance registration system, and document management and distribution to all stakeholders, also feeding directly into your compliance system.

Applicant Insight, through its HEPNet partnership, is pleased to offer competitive pricing to all HEPNet members. Request a demo today by emailing HEPNET@ainsight.com

Ideal-Logic has over ten years of experience in implementing and refining comprehensive youth registration, scheduling, data tracking, and compliance systems. We come alongside our customers and partner with them to provide an excellent web-based custom software system to meet their specific program and compliance needs.

Ideal-Logic has over ten years of experience in implementing and refining comprehensive youth registration, scheduling, data tracking, and compliance systems. We come alongside our customers and partner with them to provide an excellent web-based custom software system to meet their specific program and compliance needs.

Text Request is a business texting software that makes it easy for your team to manage 2-way text conversations in a compliant fashion with prospects, minors or employees with complete organizational oversight and unity. Schedule a demo today at  TextRequest.com/Demo .

Text Request is a business texting software that makes it easy for your team to manage 2-way text conversations in a compliant fashion with prospects, minors or employees with complete organizational oversight and unity. Schedule a demo today at TextRequest.com/Demo.

Organizations must be able to effectively track close calls and incidents in real time to be able to effectively manage risk. The IncidentAnalytix Cloud Platform provides a complete Software-as- a-Service solution that will let you gather data from any location, quickly evaluate trends, and implement programmatic responses. Gather, Analyze, Prevent. Data is Safety.

Organizations must be able to effectively track close calls and incidents in real time to be able to effectively manage risk. The IncidentAnalytix Cloud Platform provides a complete Software-as- a-Service solution that will let you gather data from any location, quickly evaluate trends, and implement programmatic responses. Gather, Analyze, Prevent. Data is Safety.

Your institution + Pigeon INNOVATE + MOTIVATE + ENGAGE  It’s your program, your way. We’re just here on the back-end bringing you world-class security while also improving the overall experience for campers, parents, and staff. By utilizing networked, low-profile, kid-friendly fitness trackers and an engaging app, Pigeon allows you to streamline your check-in/check-out process, while adding an extra layer of security. We are working to reduce your check-in/check-out and missing child risks while engagement and retention soar with proven gamification of fitness and movement goals for participants.

Your institution + Pigeon
INNOVATE + MOTIVATE + ENGAGE

It’s your program, your way. We’re just here on the back-end bringing you world-class security while also improving the overall experience for campers, parents, and staff.
By utilizing networked, low-profile, kid-friendly fitness trackers and an engaging app, Pigeon allows you to streamline your check-in/check-out process, while adding an extra layer of security. We are working to reduce your check-in/check-out and missing child risks while engagement and retention soar with proven gamification of fitness and movement goals for participants.

Canopy Programs by United Educators offers access to online training developed specifically to address the needs of education—based on real-life scenarios from claims files. Our Protecting Children online learning program helps faculty and staff learn how to recognize, prevent, and report sexual misconduct. Use Canopy Programs’ affordable and customizable trainings to make a difference on your campus today.

Canopy Programs by United Educators offers access to online training developed specifically to address the needs of education—based on real-life scenarios from claims files. Our Protecting Children online learning program helps faculty and staff learn how to recognize, prevent, and report sexual misconduct. Use Canopy Programs’ affordable and customizable trainings to make a difference on your campus today.

Michigan State University is a public, research-intensive, land-grant university among the top 100 research universities in the world. Youth programming at MSU advances the University mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives by engaging Spartan youth in interdisciplinary precollege experiences and educational opportunities.  The MSU Youth Programs: Registration, Safety Assurance, and Education Program promotes MSU youth programs’ compliance with University-wide policies for safeguarding minors and provides ongoing consultation, training, and development for youth program directors in support of their efforts to provide a safe learning environment for minors in their care. We would like to thank the Higher Education Protection Network and HEPNet members and conference participants for all of their efforts to advance a culture of safety and care for minors participating in college and university youth programs.

Michigan State University is a public, research-intensive, land-grant university among the top 100 research universities in the world. Youth programming at MSU advances the University mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives by engaging Spartan youth in interdisciplinary precollege experiences and educational opportunities.

The MSU Youth Programs: Registration, Safety Assurance, and Education Program promotes MSU youth programs’ compliance with University-wide policies for safeguarding minors and provides ongoing consultation, training, and development for youth program directors in support of their efforts to provide a safe learning environment for minors in their care. We would like to thank the Higher Education Protection Network and HEPNet members and conference participants for all of their efforts to advance a culture of safety and care for minors participating in college and university youth programs.

Regpack enables organizations to register and manage programs quickly and effectively, both on the programming side of the institution as well as compliance. Our technology enables a customized registration process, with secure integrated payments and powerful reporting tools to manage any program or process.  Our clients see higher form completion rates, more on-time payments, and less time spent on administrative tasks. Regpack is a one-stop shop for managing data & payments, increasing your efficiencies!

Regpack enables organizations to register and manage programs quickly and effectively, both on the programming side of the institution as well as compliance. Our technology enables a customized registration process, with secure integrated payments and powerful reporting tools to manage any program or process.

Our clients see higher form completion rates, more on-time payments, and less time spent on administrative tasks. Regpack is a one-stop shop for managing data & payments, increasing your efficiencies!

Colleges and universities face a unique set of challenges when it comes to risk management. Few other entities have exposures as broad as everything from employment practices, student life and vehicle use issues to study abroad, environmental hazards and intellectual property issues. Gallagher's Higher Education Practice specializes in serving the benefits, risk management and insurance needs of higher education institutions. Gallagher and the John & Catherine McLaughlin Family Trust are proud to support the work that HEPNet and its members are doing in youth protection.

Colleges and universities face a unique set of challenges when it comes to risk management. Few other entities have exposures as broad as everything from employment practices, student life and vehicle use issues to study abroad, environmental hazards and intellectual property issues. Gallagher's Higher Education Practice specializes in serving the benefits, risk management and insurance needs of higher education institutions. Gallagher and the John & Catherine McLaughlin Family Trust are proud to support the work that HEPNet and its members are doing in youth protection.

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group is nationally recognized for their knowledge and experience related to child sexual and physical abuse, child protection, and child protective services laws. They frequently advise clients in evaluating and responding to current or historical allegations of abuse in a legally informed and open and transparent manner designed to promote child safety and welfare. Their experience includes several high-profile external investigations for clients including the colleges and universities, religious institutions, health care providers, daycare centers, summer camps, and K-12 schools. They conduct training and prevention programs on the identification and prevention of child abuse; provide child protection audits, advise on protection planning related to background checks, professional boundaries, physical plant, and mandatory reporter policies; coordinate internal investigations with child protective services and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and conducts child abuse investigations.

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group is nationally recognized for their knowledge and experience related to child sexual and physical abuse, child protection, and child protective services laws. They frequently advise clients in evaluating and responding to current or historical allegations of abuse in a legally informed and open and transparent manner designed to promote child safety and
welfare. Their experience includes several high-profile external investigations for clients including the colleges and universities, religious institutions, health care providers, daycare centers, summer camps, and K-12 schools. They conduct training and prevention programs on the identification and prevention of child abuse; provide child protection audits, advise on protection planning related to background checks, professional boundaries, physical plant, and mandatory reporter policies; coordinate internal investigations with child protective services and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and conducts child abuse investigations.

Praesidium’s mission is to help protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization. With over 25 years of experience, Praesidium knows how to prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants. Praesidium has served over 5,000 clients with a broad range of products and services to aid organizations in preventing abuse. Including, online and instructor-led trainings; organizational risk assessments; model policies; incident investigations; and crisis management. Learn more at  www.praesidiuminc.com .

Praesidium’s mission is to help protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization. With over 25 years of experience, Praesidium knows how to prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants. Praesidium has served over 5,000 clients with a broad range of products and services to aid organizations in preventing abuse. Including, online and instructor-led trainings; organizational risk assessments; model policies; incident investigations; and crisis management. Learn more at www.praesidiuminc.com.

CampDoc is the leading electronic health record system for college and university youth programs, working with over 1,250 camps and schools across the country. Designed by camp doctors, nurses and directors, our secure, easy-to-use web-based solution manages health forms, allergies, medications, immunizations, and illness/injury tracking, to keep health and safety in the forefront of camp operations. CampDoc will be offering a compliance module in the coming months, and is excited to partner with HEPNet and find pilot college and university programs to help us build this much needed feature for youth protection.

CampDoc is the leading electronic health record system for college and university youth programs, working with over 1,250 camps and schools across the country. Designed by camp doctors, nurses and directors, our secure, easy-to-use web-based solution manages health forms, allergies, medications, immunizations, and illness/injury tracking, to keep health and safety in the forefront of camp operations. CampDoc will be offering a compliance module in the coming months, and is excited to partner with HEPNet and find pilot college and university programs to help us build this much needed feature for youth protection.

The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization that is 10,000 members strong working with over 3,000 camps. For more than 100 years, ACA members have joined together to share knowledge and experience to promote best practices in quality and safety for camp and youth programs. ACA is committed to supporting the work of the higher education community to protect minors on college campuses. ACA provides advocacy, evidence-based education, and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. For more information, visit  www.ACAcamps.org .

The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization that is 10,000 members strong working with over 3,000 camps. For more than 100 years, ACA members have joined together to share knowledge and experience to promote best practices in quality and safety for camp and youth programs. ACA is committed to supporting the work of the higher education community to protect minors on college campuses. ACA provides advocacy, evidence-based education, and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. For more information, visit www.ACAcamps.org.

Thank you HEPNet for your continued efforts in creating national awareness related to the protection of minors in the higher education environment!

Thank you HEPNet for your continued efforts in creating national awareness related to the protection of minors in the higher education environment!

Host a future conference


Host a future hepnet conference

Host a future conference


Host a future hepnet conference

Proposals are due June 15 and a final selection will be made in early August.

Past Conferences


past conferences

Past Conferences


past conferences

Past Conferences

2019 Conference: Giant Leaps in Youth Protection in Higher Education | October 7-10, 2019 | West Lafayette, Indiana

2018 Conference: Innovate and Elevate: Building Awareness and Developing New Strategies | October 16-19, 2018 | Salt Lake City, Utah

2017 ConferenceAll In: Advancing Youth Protection in Higher Ed | October 17-20, 2017 | Clemson, South Carolina

2016 Conference: Conference on Youth Programs in Higher Education- Policy & Procedure: Two Step Toward Compliance | October 20-22, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2015 Conference: Minors on Campus Conference | October 21-23, 2015 | College Station, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2014 Conference: Minors on Campus Conference | October 25, 2014 | College Station, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2014 Meeting/Conference: Baltimore Meeting on Higher Ed Child Protection | May 12-14, 2014 | Baltimore, MD (hosted by Ann Franke)

We held the first in-person meeting in Baltimore on May 13-14, 2014. The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) accepted a proposal for a youth protection panel at its mid-Atlantic regional meeting. We gathered as a group of about 20 people for two separate conversations during that conference.