Re: Monica Pilman's dilemma
Douglas J. Coffman (LEFTY@MTUS5.BITNET)
Mon, 8 Apr 1991 17:13:47 EST
On Mon, 8 Apr 1991 14:34:10 CDT Monica said:
>Yes, we discussed possibly reporting our "problem family" to the authories,
>but we have no proof that anything unusual is going on. She spanked her boys
>at meetings, and once I saw her bend her son's finger back painfully after
>he'd thrown "the bird" at my assistant cubmaster...does that constitute
>a reportable problem?
These are VERY reportable incidents...but don't forget the Youth Protection
training you should have recieved as an adult leader. CALL YOUR COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE!!! He will then proceed with the correct notification procedure
and handle any media that will come out of the woodwork. Please remember,
we are here for the boys and abuse needs to be reported.
If the Council Exec seems to blow the matter off (which I doubt he will)
then you may feel you need to go to the authorities on your own. But give
the proper procedure a try first.
In the Spirit of Scouting,
Douglas J. "Lefty" Coffman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City