Addressing the Biggest Challenges in Youth Protection Risk Management

Joaquina Scott Kankam, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Consultant, School of Solutions
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In this episode, Joaquina Scott Kankam, director and senior consultant at School of Solutions, addresses what risk management professionals misunderstand about youth protection and the subsequent issues that follow. One of the biggest challenges involves non-comprehensive federal law requirements leading to insufficient procedures and policies.

Joaquina's experience as an educator and specialization in creating youth programs provided first hand experiences of negligence, which further highlights the need for efficient youth protection practices. She also emphasizes the importance of enhanced awareness, bolstering state laws and strong data collection habits.

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Joaquina Scott Kankam, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Consultant, School of Solutions

Summary of Qualifications

Joaquina Scott Kankam, Ph.D., is the director of School of Solutions, a consultancy specializing in youth protection. Not only is Joaquina an expert in youth protection compliance and risk management, but her practical experience has made her a leader in understanding the needs of youth-serving organizations.

Joaquina has worked in education for almost twenty years to improve the lives of others. In addition to being an educator (K-12 & Higher Education), Joaquina has presented at several national association conferences and participated as a panelist in several discussions regarding youth.


Dr. Scott Kankam works nationally to assist youth-serving organizations with protecting minors from abuse and neglect. She helps to create a better tomorrow by auditing and enhancing youth protection policies and policies.

Business Experience

Dr. Scott Kankam's experience includes enhancing and creating an awareness of the Six Effective Practices of the Youth Protection Enterprise Risk Management System®. The Youth Protection ERM System® identifies unknown and uncontrolled risks associated with hosting, operating or sponsoring programs for minors.

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