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Child Security – Common Ground

sallyg February 2, 2010

I am a Texas gal, born and raised.  I decided to adventure out of state for college and attended Furman University in Greenville, SC.  I was blessed with three incredible roommates for all 4 years.  We are more than friends, we are like sisters.  We have enough core things in common to be incredibly close but enough different  to keep it interesting.  By different, I mean VERY different.  That’s part of the fun.  An example of this is our career paths since graduation.  One does therapy with abused children, one coordinates volunteers at a hospital, and the other is an aspiring actress.

We are literally spread across the nation, but recently we were able to gather back at Furman for a weekend.  One of the roommates was giving a presentation and some workshops with the current drama students about what it takes to make it in Hollywood – everything you don’t learn in class. In addition to enjoying hearing what she had to say, we enjoyed the chance to just hang out.  Two of us have children, and the other mommy started visiting about a situation at her church and the nursery.  Another mentioned that she has recently started volunteering in her church’s preschool area.  The mommies and protective “aunts” start discussing how you just leave your child in the care of folks you don’t really know.  We start discussing child security, background checks, and even the steps they had to take to volunteer.  This reminded me of how important Background Checks are to every organization for not only their Staff but their Volunteers.  This is such a relative topic that it came up at dinner on its own.  When working with SecureSearch on our Background Check solution, I learned so much not only about the actual reports but the best practices and procedures.  It was also scary what I learned about the statistsics.  That is one of the things that I really appreciate about them.  They help our clients understand more than just the reports.  It’s too important of a topic to not do right.

Are you doing everything you should with Background Checks and Child Security?  Or, is someone talking about you at their dinner table?

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