DREAM Adaptive Recreation strives to safeguard our sport environments from misconduct, including athlete physical and sexual abuse. To that end, DREAM has constructed a sport protection handbook and policies designed to increase our community’s knowledge base, create stronger detection and protection systems for our programs, and to establish entry barriers for abusers. This handbook and policies within are specific to events, programs, and services provided directly through DREAM. As a member chapter of Move United (formerly DSUSA), DREAM is required to adopt a written Sports Protection Policy that meets the minimum standards of Move United and makes the policy publicly available to our community. Should you need to report misconduct, please follow the steps found in the handbook.

An annual abuse and misconduct awareness training is required for all DREAM staff and volunteers. DREAM provides this training at no cost to you. The program is outlined below. The full two hour certification course is taken every fourth year, with shorter refresher courses in the years between.

If you aren’t sure where you should start email info@dreamadaptive.org and we’d be happy to help you out!

Abuse and Misconduct Awareness Training

  • Year One, Training One : Stewards of Children Certification = full online course, 2 hrs
    For all NEW volunteers, and existing volunteers whose Safe Sport has expired in the last year.
  • Year Two, Training Two: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Module = refresher course, 1hr.
    This is for existing volunteers who have completed the SafeSport training in the last year
  • Year Three Training Three: Bystanders, Protecting Children Module, 30 min
  • Year Four Complete Training One

If you do not complete Stewards of Children® in one sitting and would like to come back to the training at a later date, it will save your spot.

How to Launch an In-Progress Training

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks will be refreshed every year, or as otherwise required by law, for Covered Individuals (see definition of Covered Individuals in the Sport Protection Policy) who are 18 years of age or older and perform services for DREAM. DREAM, through support from Move United, has chosen the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to conduct Full Service Screens for Covered Individuals.

Covered Individuals are required to pay the associated fees for the background screening every two years, which averages $20.00. NCSI runs a re-screen after the first year as part of the fee. We appreciate your commitment to creating a safe environment for our participants. **Approved Jr. Volunteers (16-18 yrs old) do not need to submit a background screening.**

Please complete an approved background screening.
It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your current ID (state driver’s license, passport or state ID with name and DOB). Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.