Prevention in Motion: Preventing Abuse, Bullying and Harassment of Children and Youth

Prevention in Motion: Preventing Abuse, Bullying and Harassment of Children and Youth

Course Overview 

The purpose of the Prevention in Motion course is to equip learners to understand, respond to and prevent violence so that they can create safe environments and protection for children and youth.


Who Should Take the Course?

Educators, health professionals, community workers, parents, caregivers and other adults who work with/care for children and youth.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Prevention in Motion course, participants will be able to define and understand bullying, neglect, and emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children and youth, identify the frameworks that help create protection, more comfortably and confidently handle disclosures of violence according to their provincial/territorial legislation and organizational policy, and take steps to manage risk and prevent violence by building a safer environment.

This course is presented in six modules:
  1. Introduction – defining violence, power and vulnerability
  2. Understanding Abuse and Neglect – neglect and emotional, physical and sexual abuse, as well as their effects
  3. Understanding Bullying and Harassment
  4. Framework for Intervention – the conventions, protocols, legislation, criminal codes and organizational policies that help create protection in your setting
  5. Intervention – handling disclosures of violence
  6. Preventing Violence by Creating Safe Environments – risk management and creating safety for children and youth



The Prevention in Motion manual as a PDF download (included in course fee). Learners can choose to purchase a hard copy from


Evaluation Process

Six brief Knowledge Assessment Tests help you assess your learning as you progress through the course. Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


Course Duration

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take about 4 hours to complete.

Due to the nature of the program, candidates under the age of 18 need adult support to take this course.