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Boy Scouts of America

Co-hosted by

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, www.apsac.orgExternal Link
National Child Protection Training Center,
www.ncptc.orgExternal Link

Dear Colleague,

Across the nation, nonprofits are working to provide safe environments for youth. To support those efforts, the Boy Scouts of America is joining with youth-serving organizations from across the country for its second national symposium on the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Please join us Oct. 13-15, in Grapevine, Texas, for a meeting of leading experts in the fields of prevention, research, and offender behavior. Hear and learn from experts; discuss practices, training programs, and policies that affect organizations like ours; network with others in our field; receive the latest research and resources from other organizations; and much more.

Register today and join other youth-serving nonprofits as we work together to keep kids safe.

Michael V. Johnson
Director, Youth Protection
Boy Scouts of America

National Youth Protection Symposium
Oct. 13-15, 2013

Registration and reception, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The event begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 14, ending at 4 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, TX 76051-9641

Symposium registration fee:

$425 early-bird registration
$500 registration after Sept. 13

Fee includes meals during the conference, i.e., two breakfasts and two lunches

Hotel and travel are not included.

An Event Specifically for Youth-Serving Nonprofits and Educational Organizations

  • Learn about and discuss practices, training programs, policies, and initiatives that affect our programs.
  • Hear and learn from leading experts in the field of child sexual abuse. Question-and-answer sessions will be held after every presentation.
  • Receive the latest in research articles and materials, including youth-serving organizations' policies and training materials, and any materials handed out or discussed at the symposium.
  • Discuss prevention programs that are based on youth-serving organization experience, research, and evidence.

Networking Opportunities

  • Opportunities to build strong relationships with other youth-serving organizations facing the same issues you face today
  • Building a unified front in the design of new prevention programs based on youth-serving organization experiences as well as research and evidence where applicable
  • Positioning youth-serving organizations to be informed of practices, policies, preventative training models, and initiatives that might affect our programs

Registration for the
National Youth Protection Symposium is open.
(Click Here)External Link

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservation by September 8 by calling 1-800-984-1344 and specifying you need a reservation at the DFW Lakes Hilton in Grapevine for the National Youth Protection Symposium, October 13-15, at the conference rate of $149 + 12% tax per night.

Questions? Contact Michael Johnson, director of Youth Protection, Boy Scouts of America, at or 972-580-2359.

Symposium Speakers

This symposium will feature national and international experts in the field of child sexual abuse covering a wide range of topics relevant to your organization:

Victor Vieth, J.D., executive director of the National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, and an expert on child abuse investigation, prosecution, and prevention.  Vieth consults extensively with faith-based institutions on the prevention of child abuse prevention.

J. Tom Morgan, experienced trial attorney specializing in criminal defense and general civil litigation, author and speaker, and an outspoken champion for children and youth. Morgan provides an overview for what juveniles and young adults need to know about the criminal justice system. 

Mark Chaffin, Ph.D., director of research, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Chaffin has served on the APSAC board of directors and as executive editor of the APSAC Advisor. Chaffin provides direct service for youth with question-able  sexual behavior and will discuss intervention strategies and challenges, and resources available for youth-serving organizations.

Dr. Michael Bourke, chief psychologist for the United States Marshals Service, innovative program developer and researcher in child sexual abuse, directs the Marshals Service component called the Behavioral Analysis Unit.  Bourke’s direct service and research into internet predators and on-line grooming is cutting edge and will provide insight into this lesser-known area of predation against youth.

Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S., CCSOT, Co-Director, Center For Behavioral Intervention, Beaverton, Oregon and Certified Sex Offender Clinical Provider and Therapist, brings a unique perspective on offender grooming from the child predator perspective.

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