The Training

The Training


"Most Youth ministries today understand the importance of child protection and prevention and most believe they have an adequate plan.  However once you have attended a Child Protection Plan seminar with Rick and his team from Kanakuk Kamps you realize quickly how many holes your plan has and that serious attention is needed immediately! What I love about the seminar is you don't just get a bunch of facts and theories but you walk out with a fully functional, solidly researched, ministry tested and implemented plan. If you are in youth ministry I highly recommend you attend a CPP seminar ASAP!"  Roger Peace, Vice President of Camps and Operations, Word of Life, Schroon Lake, NY 


"This is the most comprehensive child abuse protection training i have ever attended."  Melissa Suddush, MS, CFLE, Early Childhood Specialist

What is the CPP Seminar?

The CPP Seminar is an 8 hour session for the purpose of training organizational leaders on the methodology, content and strategies necessary for implementing the CPP.   Participants will learn about abuse awareness, case studies, outdated information and tactics, CPP goals, implementation strategies and self-assessment process, and receive sample forms, training content, a full color workbook and digital copy.

Note:  The CPP materials are only available at the seminar

Where was it developed?

The CPP was developed by Kanakuk Kamps under the direction of Rick Braschler, Senior Risk Consultant, Subject Matter Expert and the Director of Risk Management for Kanakuk Kamps.  Rick has over 27 years experience in safety and risk management working with youth serving organizations. The CPP was developed in response to first-hand abuse experience, drawing from  thousands of hours of team research, and based on sound guidance and research from abuse industry experts.

Who should attend this seminar?

The CPP seminar is for board members, administrators, directors, and leaders of youth serving organizations responsible for managing facilities, directing operations, hiring staff, and supervising youth workers and volunteers. 

How is it different from other safety systems or programs?

Drawing from the knowledge and expertise of industry and topical experts, the Child Protection Plan was then developed and assembled in-house to be doable, affordable, reasonable and sustainable.  Rather than a list of forms and policies on a broad spectrum, the  CPP provides measurable, step-by-step initiatives to directly address root causes and contributing factors which are synonymous with episodes of organizational child abuse.  

Therefore, solutions are designed to address specific concerns such as: 

  • Why don’t background checks accurately report prior deviant behavior?  
  • What can a child, parent or staff do to recognize, resist and report suspicions or actions of abuse? 
  • Why don’t bystanders report suspicious behavior? 
  • Will my hiring practices cause a would-be molester to “opt-out”?
  • Why don’t rules that address  inappropriate conduct work? 
  • What is the difference between normal relationship building versus grooming behavior?   
  • Why can’t I tell the difference between a good person with good intentions, and a bad person with bad intentions? 
  • Do my facilities create an unwelcoming presence for abuse activities? 
  • Do I have insurance that covers this? 
  • How long should I archive records, and what records should I keep?
  • What types of acquaintance molesters are there, and how should I prevent or detect them? 
  • And more....


Upcoming CPP Training seminars (Full Day):


  • November 5th, 2020 LIVE in-person at Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri 8:30 am - 5 pm CST CPP SEMINAR  $85/person   Click HERE to Register
  • November 5th, 2020 LIVE ZOOM option ONLINE  8:30 am - 5 pm CST CPP SEMINAR $40/person Click HERE to Register

Full day training on the Kanakuk Child Protection Plan strategy of 4 Protection zones, 4 Abuser remedies, 3 Prevention stages, 6 Abuse management fields, and over 340 Abuse protection elements.  And, receive the full color handbook which includes all of the CPP policies and resources, as well as a digital copy. 


Please contact Rick Braschler at, or 417-266-3337, for more information.


Legal Disclaimer

The Kanakuk Child Protection Plan is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or professional opinion on specific facts.  Information provided on this website or in Child Protection Seminars may not remain current or accurate, so recipients should use this information only as a starting point for their own independent research and analysis.  If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.