Youth Program is defined as any event or activity that (1) involves minors who are unaccompanied by their parent or guardian and (2) is either university-operated or university-hosted.
- University-Operated Youth Programs are offered by a university representative or unit and can take place either on or off university property.
- University-Hosted Youth Programs take place on university-owned or controlled property, but are operated by a third-party contractor, consultant, vendor, student-run organization or other non-university entity or individual.
Child Abuse – any assault, physical or mental injury (other than accident), rape, incest, sexual abuse, exploitation, negligent treatment, maltreatment, failure to provide adequately for needs, threatened harm or subjecting child to risk of harm to the child’s welfare (for a full definition see ORS 419B.005: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors419b.html).
Child Sexual Abuse – involves any sexual activity with a child where consent is not or cannot be given. This includes sexual contact that is accomplished by force or threat of force, regardless of the age of the participants, and all sexual contact between an adult and a child, regardless of whether there is deception or the child understands the sexual nature of the activity. Sexual contact between an older and a younger child also can be abusive if there is a significant disparity in age, development, or size, rendering the younger child incapable of giving informed consent. The sexually abusive acts may include sexual penetration, sexual touching, or non-contact sexual acts such as exposure or voyeurism.”1
View more Definitions online at youth.oregonstate.edu/definitions
content edited 10-23-2019