Abuse Prevention Resources
For Insurance Board
Participants and Members

Insurance Board has partnered with Praesidium to provide participants and members access to expert knowledge and targeted solutions to help you strengthen your abuse prevention efforts.  

Services are available to all IB Members including, United Church of Christ (UCC), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Alliance of Baptists, Presbyterian Church (USA), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and Reformed Church in America (RCA) churches, related entities, and camps. However, select services are reserved for Program Participants (Policy Holders).

IB Program Participants have access to:

  • Armatus Online Learning
  • C.A.S.E. through Armatus
  • A 50% subsidy for their Background Screening
  • Know Your Score! (KYS!) Online Self-Assessment
  • Tip of the Month Email

IB Members have access to:

  • Armatus Online Learning
  • Access to C.A.S.E. for a Nominal Fee
  • Discounted Background Screening
  • Know Your Score! (KYS!)
  • Tip of the Month Email

Take Advantage of These Resources

Access Armatus® Online Training

Get access to Armatus®, Praesidium's Learn to Protect System, provided to you at no cost by Insurance Board. Courses include specific learning objectives, excellent content, engaging graphics, frequent interactivity, and content mastery quizzes. Armatus comes with a robust database that allows you to track course completion and generate custom-designed compliance reports quickly. The system can also allow you to streamline your background screening efforts and training initiatives in one place.

Armatus is available to all participants, members and agents.

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Background Screening

Adopting a solid screening and selection process is your first line of defense in creating a safe environment. A thorough, consistent screening process may also discourage would-be offenders from targeting your organization. Failure to discover a known offender can affect those in your care and your reputation, financial stability, and trust within the community. In determining the types of checks to utilize, you should follow all state, federal, and licensing regulations and consider an individual’s level of access. Praesidium offers several standard and customizable criminal background check packages plus other a la carte background check services. Praesidium offers a selection of background screening packages plus a la carte services to empower your organization to conduct right-sized research. Praesidium’s team can help contextualize the screening process as part of an overall culture of safety and discuss how screening works in hand with other abuse prevention efforts. Praesidium’s team can also help you understand who to screen, how often, and the importance of re-screening.

Background Screening is available to all, however, Insurance Board will provide a 50% subsidy to program participants (policy holders).

C.A.S.E. Creating a Safe Environment

Program Participants can also receive access to C.A.S.E. A state of the art, video-based training that provides practical solutions to navigating the many "gray areas" that can emerge day-to-day. C.A.S.E. is designed for group trainings, facilitated by one of your own.

Members can receive access to C.A.S.E. at a discounted rate.

Know Your Score! (KYS!)

Program Participants and members can utilize KYS! to systematically assess the extent to which your organization employs the best practices of abuse prevention. After identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement, you’re provided with resources to help close the gaps and work towards the gold standard in abuse prevention, Praesidium Accreditation. 

Praesidium’s Mission: To help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization.  

About Praesidium

You Might Be Wondering

Who is Praesidium?  

Praesidium is the national leader in abuse risk management of sexual abuse of vulnerable populations. With more than 25 years of experience, and serving thousands of clients, our dedicated team of researchers, psychologists, attorneys, social workers, and human resources professionals have analyzed thousands of cases of abuse and synthesized the latest scientific research. We know how abuse happens in organizations and more importantly, how to prevent it.

What is Praesidium's approach to managing the risk of abuse in clients' organizations?  

Praesidium uses a systems-based approach created from the scientific research of thousands of reported incidents of abuse. This analysis identified that the root-causes of incidents fall into one or more of eight organizational operations which, taken together, comprise Praesidium’s Safety Equation®. We help our clients implement best practice standards in each of the eight operations to close gaps, decrease risks, and creates safer environments within their organizations. 

Abuse Is Preventable

Praesidium is dedicated to helping our clients fulfill their mission safely, whether they are just getting started in their abuse prevention efforts, focused on the compliance aspects of risk management, or are committed to creating a culture of safety with years of experience. We work with clients across the spectrum.

 If you're not sure what your next step is to preventing abuse, contact us today.  

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