Institute for Sexual Integrity - Chaperone Training

What does it take to be a chaperone for your child, spouse, significant other, partner, family member, or friend who has committed a sexual offense or accused of inappropriate behavior?  Has someone you love been temporarily removed from your home and cannot return until you complete a chaperone class?  The Institute for Sexual Integrity can help by offering you the training you need to get your loved one back home and your family safe.  

You may be the parent, the primary caregiver, or the foster parent of an adolescent that has acted out?  Someone you care about may be on probation or parole, or getting ready for prison or jail release and needs you to take a chaperone class?  Do you need to chaperone a sexual offender to a specific event, i.e. church, wedding, funerals, etc.?  The Institute for Sexual Integrity is here for you! 

Chaperone training is a 6-hour class that provides you with extensive training on how to keep children safe, how to properly chaperone the offender, and educate you on the overall dynamics of sex offenders. The class can be broken up into three, two-hour sessions, two, three-hour sessions, or if you are travelling from out-of-town, it can be taken in one day to accommodate your travelling needs.  The goal of the class is to prevent further victimization and to be of support and accountability. 

What will you learn in the class?

As a chaperone you will learn:

  •  What is expected of a chaperone?
  •  What is a child safety zone?
  •  What is a thinking error?
  •  Myths regarding sexual offender
  •  Characteristics of sexual offenders
  •  Warning Signs for victims
  •  The Cycle of Abuse
  •  What are high risk situations
  •  Who makes a good victim?
  •  No contact rules for offenders
  •  Prevention and Safety
  •  Safety Plan

Will this class be acceptable by the courts?

I am a Sex Offender Treatment Provider, in the State of South Carolina, and I have been trained to facilitate chaperone classes. You will be provided with training material and at the end of successful training, along with your active participation, and completed written assignments, you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion and a signed letter for submission to the courts. 

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

You will need to be knowledgeable about the committed offense. It is recommended that you discuss it with the offender AND request a copy of the police report. Oftentimes, the victim’s perception will differ from the offenders. Having knowledge of both sides will help you be more aware of what happened. It is important that you also bring ANY reports or other information regarding the offense with you. 

How do I sign up for the class or get more information?

Contact The Institute for Sexual Integrity (a subsidiary of Bright Side Counseling) at 888-796-1117.  

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Therapist Near Me

Dr. Ken Taylor, Ed.D, LPCS, CSAT, is the Director of Bright Side Counseling and the Director of The Institute for Sexual Integrity.  Bright Side Counseling Center) is a private mental health practice that offers Chaperone training, sex offender treatment, assessments, evaluations, and provides other professional therapeutic services to individuals, families, and groups for a wide range of concerns.  He has worked with parole and probation offenders and adult and juvenile offenders.