Re: YPP trained card
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 26 Jul 1993 09:11:45 CDT
> Kathie... in the beginning (the first year that YPP was offered) there were
> no cards, or other evidence of having received the training. I know because
> I went through the YPP that year. However... since the course and video have
> been updated (and lengthened) we all should go through it again anyway, and
> get the (now issued) card.
> The one problem in our Council is that there are only 2 instructors
> qualified to teach YPP here, so if one of them isn't available to teach it,
> we lose.
My card is dated April 1987 - and reads - "completed Youth Protection Training."
(just the facts, no opinion). I have since attended a course every change so
that I could keep up to date. I have also seen every new video as it was
realeased on this subject. This subject is very near and only too dear to my
heart, since my ex was a child abuser, and I see the effects very clearly in my
27 yr. old son.
You see - in the council I was in at the time (Northeast Ill Council) I was the
council training chairman at the time, and all training of any program area had
cards issued as "strongly recommended" by national in the materials.
Therefore, our volunteers received a card.
This council currently has a computer record of ALL volunteers/professionals who
have attended and completed this training, and require attendance by everyone.
They hold courses in the districts on a continuing basis (since leaders are
continually recruited) and the responsibility lies within the district
committee which has a chairman for Youth Protection. (However, this is no
longer my council, and the one I am in, just seems to discovering that there is
a thing caleld youth protection).
Commissioner staff, as well as district training staff, all have completed the
current Youth Protection course are qualified. Don't know why you would only
have two in the council -- but then most councils seem to be ignoring this
training, so at least your's is doing it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City