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Costa Rica, Central America - Response Team Training
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 4:00 PM to Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00 PM CST
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San Jose, Costa Rica - Response Team Training

January 21-24, 2018

General Information
RTT Information
Travel Information

General Information

Response Team Training (RTT) provides three days of intensive modular training on how to respond to child safety reports. The Response Team Training is reserved for CSPN Member organizations. Mission agencies and international schools are encouraged to send 2-4 people to the same RTT event. CSPN Members must be approved by their organization’s gatekeeper to attend. Please plan to attend every RTT session over all three days of the training. The RTT will run 8 am on Monday, 22nd to 5 pm on Wednesday the 24th.

There will be an orientation taking place on Sunday, January 21st. Orientation will take place from 4 to 6pm. Participants can have dinner at the hotel or dine out at local restaurants afterwards.

ACSI will be running their International School Leaders Conference following the RTT. It will run January 25 through 28th. For more details or to register for the ACSI conference, please visit their website. Please note that you will have to register for their conference separately.

RTT Information

January 22-24, 2018

Monday - Wednesday
Tentative Schedule

Response Team Training (RTT) is geared for Missions Organizations and International Christian Schools who: have been approved as members of the Child Safety & Protection Network, have completed or are in the process of drafting their child safety policies, and wish to train a team in the area of organizational response to child abuse reports regarding staff or children within their organization.

Agencies are asked to send a minimum of 2 team members (unless others from the organization have already attended one of the trainings) who have been specifically tasked with conducting internal inquiries for their organization.

Prior to attendance at the Response Team Training, the agency gatekeepers are asked to commit to the following:

  • identify response team members who fit the criteria (sample listed in the Elements of Child Safety).
  • review together your agency response policies and procedures so that the response team training will build well on them.
  • bring your agency's child safety policies and procedures with you to the training (regardless of where in the process they may be, even if they are in draft form).

If your agency fits this criteria, we would like to invite you to the Child Safety Response Team Training - January 22-24, 2018.

Venue & Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose - Costa Rica 
San Antonio de Belén, Ciudad Cariari | San Jose, NA 40701
Direct 506 2239-0022. Ext: 3196 | Fax (506) 2239-0285

Accommodations and the Response Team Training will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose.

Room Rates: The Hilton is offering us two types of rooms. Prices are listed below. These prices include a buffet breakfast and wire internet access.

Standard Single Room: $109 + taxes (13%)
Standard Double Room: $109 + taxes (13%)

Reservation: Please note that you will be responsible for booking your stay. Please plan to book your reservations by December 1st, 2017. Please follow the steps below to book your stay.  

  1. On your Internet browser, go to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SJODTDT-GCS-20180118/index.jhtml
  2. Click on “Book a room”
  3. Input your travel dates and number of people
  4. Select the type of room you want
  5. Enter in your information

*Please note that you will be able to stay in your same room if you plan to stay on for the ACSI International School Leaders Conference - Latin America. You can book your room through the 26th of January through the CSPN booking link. If you need to stay longer than the 26th, you will need to book your extra nights through the ACSI conference registration. Please go to their website to find details for that.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the cost of your room. Lunch and snacks will be provided at the hotel. The cost for lunch has been calculated into the registration fee. Participants are welcome to dine out each evening at local restaurants and food stalls which are located nearby. The hotel also has a dinner buffet available to those who wish to eat on site.

Payment: Your RTT registration fee does not cover accommodations, breakfast or dinner costs. You will be responsible for those. Please plan to pay for that directly to the hotel.

Travel Information

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) will be the most convenient airport to fly into as it is the closest the RTT location.  

Visa Information
US Citizens are not required to get a visa for entering Costa Rica if staying for under 90 days. If you are arriving from certain South American or African countries, proof of Yellow Fever vaccinations may be required. For more information please view the attached document.

Transport from Airport to Hotel
The Hilton hotel is only 5 miles/ 8 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. There will be taxis available to take to the hotel. The hotel also works with a shuttle service called “Go Costa Rica Vision”. They have a counter in the hotel lobby. It costs $25.00 for up to 4 people, per way. If you are interested in booking their shuttle for your arrival, their contact information is below.

Go Costa Rica Vision
[email protected]
+506 2239 0022 ext.3106


Early Registration – Until 31st of August, 2017 US$ 370 per person
Standard Registration – September 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018 US$ 390 per person


Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received.  Payment is expected within two weeks of registration or registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.

Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
7255 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas TX, 75236-5623, USA

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's administrative Assistant at [email protected]

This Registration is now closed.