Youth Protection Seminar



Youth Protection Seminar

Featuring BSA Director of Youth Protection,

Michael Johnson


Date:  January 31st, 2019

Time:  11:30 AM – 1:15 PM (Lunch available for $5.00)

Location: Charles T. Clayton Scout Service Center, 516 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama


Topics Covered: Sexual Abuse & Exploitation,Prevention,What the experts say, Components of Child Sexual abuse prevention, BSA Youth Protection program, Current and Emerging Threats to youth, Mandatory reporting, Scouting’s Barriers to abuse.


As part of our commitment to youth protection, the Boy Scouts of America hired as its Youth Protection director Michael “Mike” Johnson, an internationally recognized expert on child abuse detection and prevention. Mike joined BSA effective July 24, 2010.

Johnson has conducted hundreds of training sessions for law enforcement and child services professionals worldwide. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Johnson previously served in the juvenile division of the Plano (Texas) Police Department. He joined that department in September 1982 and began working in the criminal investigations division devoted to investigating child abuse cases in 1986. He is a founding member of the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, and in 1996 he was named the center’s Child Advocate of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Johnson continues to serve on the National Board of Directors for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and is a past president of the APSAC Texas State Chapter. He has served on numerous other national boards and task forces, including the National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, the Law Enforcement Subcommittee for several of APSAC’s national colloquiums, and the working group for the establishment of the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth.  And, he has been instrumental in helping shape state laws to protect children from abuse.

This session is open to all scouting volunteers, parents, youth serving agencies and faith leaders. 


Please RSVP no later than January 18, 2019 

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