Two Unrelated Adults Present for Youth Safety

It is advisable to have two (or more) unrelated adults with youth during all programs and events. This helps to protect youth from abusive or manipulative situations.

Avoid teams with adults who are married to each other or in otherwise very close relationships unless the team includes other unrelated adults. Married people cannot testify on behalf of or against their partner in court. In a conflicted or litigious situation, they do not count as a second set of eyes in the room.

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