UW Office for Youth Programs Development and Support

Established in 2016, this office provides educational resources and consultation for UW programs and activities serving minors (age 0-17 years) on- and off-campus. This office is responsible for establishing guidelines and best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of minors engaged in our programs, activities and events. The Office for Youth Programs Development and Support also coordinates efforts across departments to increase alignment between youth-serving programs and the educational and strategic goals of the university.

Contact information:
Caroline Shelton, Director
cshelton@uw.edu
PH: 206-616-5153

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Webpage DSHS Mandatory Reporters Video DSHS Guide to Protecting the Abused and Neglected Child: English | espanol University of Washington Police Department (UWPD)

Safety of Minors

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Child Welfare Information Gateway Enroll in Free online training: “How Teachers & Other Educators Can Protect our Children” with UWNetID at United Educators The University of Washington is a member of United Educators.  If you are not already registered with United Educators, in the top left hand corner of the United Educators webpage, click on "register."  Use your UW email address and then create a unique password.  If you are not able to register, contact United Educators or email safemnrs@uw.edu.

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