Generally, the most important characteristics of risk prevention are common sense, foresight, training, and communication.
Students should know what is involved in the service, where the site is, what the safety regulations are, be trained in their duties, know procedures for reporting accidents or problems, etc. They should also know what is and is not expected of them.
An authentic partnership between the CCA, faculty, students, and community agency will help prevent/reduce risks. This partnership must include strong guidelines and clear communication.
Visit the service site for first-hand exposure to the service experience and keep all communication clear and frequent.
**There should be a signed contract in the CCA office (Rankin Hall, 201) before service starts.