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2018 Conference


HEPNet 2018 Conference

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2018 Conference


HEPNet 2018 Conference

Thank you for making 2018’s conference a huge success! Mark your calendars for HEPNet 2019 from October 7-10, 2019 in West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University!

  Many thanks to our conference host!

Many thanks to our conference host!

 

You told us what you wanted and this year’s sponsors delivered! Check out the great things they're doing to support youth protection!

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

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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 litigation support.

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CircuiTree provides a configurable, comprehensive, supportive software platform to organizations focused on program management in the youth programming space, as well as others. From Online Registration to Health Center to Point-of-Sale to Group Contracts and much more, we provide the robust tools you need to execute, manage, and control your operations and flow of information.

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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.

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Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future. In furtherance of this mission, Youth programming at Penn State strives to extend the resources and expertise of the University from a variety of disciplines to pre-college youth through experiential, educational opportunities.

The Office of Ethics and Compliance supports the University community in fulfilling its mission by promoting an ethical culture and compliance with legal and regulatory obligations. The Youth Programs Compliance Unit supports programs and policies involving youth protection, is responsible for coordinating compliance with the University’s policies impacting youth protection, and serves as the focal point for review and communication of updated procedures and processes to comply with such policies.

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CampDoc.com is the leading electronic health record system for camps, offering free online registration, travel and emergency medical protection, emergency text message alerts, discounted camp medical supplies, and one-way parent emails. Designed by camp doctors, nurses and directors, our secure, easy-to-use web-based solution manages health forms, allergies, medications and illness/injury tracking, to keep health and safety in the forefront of camp operations.

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With ten years of experience producing and refining comprehensive youth registration, scheduling, data tracking, and compliance systems, Ideal-Logic serves an amazing community of program administrators. For a flat annual fee, we provide a web-based software service that evolves over time to meet your needs as your program grows and succeeds.

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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 youth in their care.

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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.

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The Markel Specialty Insurance Program provides insurance to youth programs operated by 3rd parties that are conducted at college or university facilities (camps, academic, arts, science programs/camps, etc.). For specific sports programs/camps please go to our sports program partner, RPS Bollinger, at ucamps.rpsins.com

Markel offers unique low cost short term or annual liability policies. Each protects the 3rd party program, its staff, and the college or university venue where the program is held against claims by individuals who could be injured as a result of participating in the program. Additionally, participants can be covered with an Excess Accident Medical Policy for medical bills related to accidents that occur at the program. Please visit markelinsurance.com.

 

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

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.