Re: Youth Protection
Brian L. Davis (brian@COR.GOV)
Tue, 29 Jun 1993 12:52:09 +22320726
I'm not certain what part of my message you interpreted as anti-youth protectio
n, but perhaps you might re-read it and explain. I do not recall having made su
ch a statement, and do not think it's appropriate to quote me as though I had.
Perhaps this was not your intention, if so, then excuse me.
The point I *am* trying to make, is that for any training to be effective, it m
ust be both sensiably applied, and demonstrably useful.
1. Expecting the mountain to come to Mohammed is naive.
2. Expecting a two hour videotape to have more than a minimal impact on such a
serious problem is also naive.
Youth protection training can serve as an effective tool to provide adult leader
s with the information they need to be a part of the solution to this problem. B
ut it will require a sensible approach, and something more personal than a gener
ic videotape, IMHO. Further, until we have some means of performing substantive
background checks on prospective adult leaders, we will continue to suffer from
the villainy of child predators. Making criminal records a matter of public re
cord would be a good start.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City