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I. What Community Members Need to Know
II. Conducting a Community Notification
III. Managing Sex Offenders
IV. The Role of the Community
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Format—Icons and symbols

The curriculum is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to follow. The lecture content, written as a script, appears on the left side of the page, with notes to the presenter on the right. Each section of the training is accompanied by numbered slides/overheads which are clearly marked in the right column and aligned with the appropriate text. Notes on points to emphasize, use of the Learning Activities, and appropriate reference materials also appear in the right column.

The following icons are used to help guide you through the materials:

This icon indicates the beginning of a new lecture topic.

This icon highlights a Learning Activity or a question that you might want to raise with the audience to stimulate discussion and interaction among participants. When you see this icon, remember that this may be an opportunity for breaking the audience into smaller groups. If you plan to break into smaller groups, then the diversity of the larger audience should be reflected in the composition of the smaller groups.

Other symbols include:

Use Slide #—these appear alongside the relevant presentation content text. The slides included in the curriculum are designed to reinforce key teaching points outlined in the presentation content and are not intended to introduce new information.

Refer to Handout—this is used to highlight the places in the curriculum where handouts are used. These handouts should be copied and distributed to participants prior to the event or at the beginning of each section.