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Effective June 1, 2012 The Texas Department of Health, which licenses all public camps, is requiring that any adult employee or volunteer that has contact with children at camp be screened for criminal and sex offender records and pass a certified training course to reduce the risk of child abuse and molestation. The purpose of this guideline is to establish requirements relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees for certain programs for minors operated by or held on the campus of an institution of higher education or a private or independent institution of higher education, and to provide penalties.
All district employees that are involved with summer camps and volunteers are required to participate in a one hour up to one and a half hour Dallas County Community College District-sponsored Training and Examination Program For Employees of Campus Programs For Minors on Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation. This is an on-line training through Texas Department of State Health Services approved vendor.
In this regulation the following words and terms shall have the following meaning: