Re: Youth protection training
G E Hedrick (geh@A.CS.OKSTATE.EDU)
Sun, 4 Jul 1993 16:11:52 CDT
In EVERY basic training course I have attended, either as a part of
the training staff or for my own training, there has been a substantial
youth protection segment. Usually, this is much more than just showing
a video tape. The entire package comes with master copies of handouts
for the participants. There is a different set of handouts for
Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Explorer volunteers. The handouts contain
discussion questions about what was on the tape, case studies, and
questions about the case studies. The discussion normally continues
until the discussion leader stops it.
There are two versions of the general youth protection tape for adults.
There are two tapes for the youth to view depending upon age group.
In my opinion, viewing the tapes designed for the youth should be part
of the adult training.
By repeating the youth protection training at every opportunity, we
can and DO make an impact.
G. E. Hedrick
Parent of two scouts Troop committee, T828
Unit Commissioner for three units
Assistant District Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
P.S. There are "old" and "new" versions of the adult video. Try to
view the new version.
The tapes for youth are "A time to tell" and "It happened to me."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City