Programs Involving Minors 

In 2015 the Purdue University Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance implemented campus-wide policies related to programs involving minors. These policies are designed to ensure the protection of minors who participate in any University-supported program or activity. Purdue Extension programs across the State of Indiana are included in this policy.

The following resources are designed to help Purdue Extension staff and volunteers comply with the University polices related to training for programs involving minors and for registering a program involving youth with the University.

Start by reading the operating procedures and watching the following introductory webinar:

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors 

Webinar 

PowerPoint slides 

Examples for completing the minors registration form:

Hybrid example using the Captain Cash program 

Hybrid example using the county 4-H program 

Hybrid example using a youth garden day camp 

In-person example using the Nature of Teaching program 

Virtual example using the Small Farm Conference Youth Track

Sample youth participant enrollment form (ANR, CD, or HHS programs only; 4-H see 4-H Online):

If you are responsible for organizing enrollment for a program involving youth participants, the sample enrollment form contains required waivers and information that will help you fulfill the requirements of section X of Purdue’s policy for programs involving minors. 

Sample enrollment form 

Printed materials and recording form for use with volunteers unable to complete the online training (For use with all program areas except 4-H):

English

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors Volunteer Training

Youth Safety and Child Abuse Reporting PPT

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving MinorsTraining Quiz

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving MinorsTraining Quiz KEY

Minors Certification Records Template-For use with all program areas except 4-H

Spanish

Youth Safety

Reporting Child Abuse

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors Training Quiz

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors Training Quiz KEY

What, When, How to Report (Helpful resource from Prevent Child Abuse Indiana)