Säo Paulo, Brazil - Response Team Training       

October 16-19, 2019  (Registration is closed)


General Information
RTT Information
Travel Information

General Information

The 2019 Brazil Response Team Training will be held in Säo Paulo. Orientation will begin on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The RTT will follow, running Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19 at 5:00 pm.

Response Team Training (RTT) provides three days of intensive modular training on how to respond to child safety reports. This course is designed to specifically equip response team members, with the knowledge and skills to respond to a report of harm to a child within your organization. This training is a specialized course focusing on response team protocols for organizations who have an established Child Safety program and are able to respond to any reports of concern. This training is not a general Child Safety Training program, although it will give your organization an overview of what is ultimately needed. Attendees should be members of your organization who will be part of your response team, either as a team member, management/leadership of a response or member care staff who will support those directly involved.

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.

If your organization would like to join CSPN, please see our membership tab.

RTT Information

Response Team Training (RTT) is geared for Mission 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 - October 16-19, 2019.


Training Venue:  The Response Team Training will be taking place on the campus of the Pan American Christian Academy (PACA) in Säo Paulo, Brazil.

Rua Cassio de Campos Nogueira, 393 –
São Paulo, SP - Brazil  04829-310
Host:  Robin Rugg – Superintendent

Accommodations: The recommended hotel in this area of Sao Paulo is the Hotel Ibis Säo Paulo – Interlagos. It is approximately 25-30 minutes by car from the hotel to PACA. Follow the link below for more information and booking:

Room Rates: The Hotel Ibis offers two standard rooms:
1 Double bed:   $364 BRL (@$97 US) / night
2 Twin beds:   $393 BRL (@ $105USD) / night

The above rates are directly from the Hotel Ibis’ website. You may be able to obtain different rates on Expedia or Booking.com. In either case, be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible to be sure they have availability.

Meals: Breakfast can be included with either type of room for an extra fee; you may choose that room option during booking. Snacks and lunches will be provided at the hosting school during the conference on Thursday through Saturday afternoon. Participants are welcome to dine out for dinner in the hotel’s 24-hour restaurant or at local neighborhood restaurants. There is a shopping mall with a food court near the Ibis hotel as well.

Note: Except for snacks and lunches during training, your RTT registration fee does not cover accommodations or meals. You will be responsible to pay for any other meals and for your hotel stay. 

Travel Information

Visa Information
Each conference participant is responsible to determine whether or not they require a visa to enter Brazil. Brazil is in the midst of changing their requirements, so please verify this before you travel. If you need an invitation letter, you may request one by emailing the CSPN Executive Assistant at: [email protected].

*Visa Update: The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of up to 90 days. If you intend to travel to Brazil under these purposes before June 17, 2019, you will still need to obtain a visitor visa as per current requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil. If you have questions, please contact the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil).

Transport from Airport to Hotel

The airport for those arriving on International flights is Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo (GRU). This airport is about 50 kilometers from the school, although it may take a couple of hours due to traffic, so please plan accordingly. The best transportation option to the hotel is Uber, which will run approximately $110-125 BRL ($28-32 USD) one way. 

The airport for those arriving on Domestic flights is Aeroporto Congonhas (CGH). This airport is about 15 kilometers from the school. The best transportation option is Uber, estimated $21-32 BRL ($6-9 US) one way to the hotel.

Uber will also be the best option from the hotel to the school, running approximately $24-$35 BRL one way.


Early rate: $265 per person, until June 15, 2019
Standard rate: $285 per person until September 10, 2019

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
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA  17504, 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 Executive Assistant at [email protected]

This Event is now Closed!