Youth Protection Seminar


Join us in helping to create safer communities

The Great Smoky Mountain Council invites you to join us in an informative evening to discover how you can partner in creating a safer environment for children in our area.  The Youth Protection Seminar will feature presentations by local, frontline experts who investigate and prosecute child abuse cases in our community.  In a world where technology changes rapidly and children often know more about that technology than their parents, this seminar will also teach parents and Scouters some best practices when dealing with technology and social media to protect children from predators that use those platforms to groom and abuse children.


When: April 4, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:30

Where: Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902

Cost: Free



Ashley McDermott, Assistant District Attorney, Child Abuse Unit, Knox County District Attorney General’s Office

Vonda McGill, Director, Advocacy Center, Childhelp

Aaron Yarnell, Captain, Technology Division, Knox County Sheriff’s Office


Who should attend?




Anyone who works with children


To help us plan for space, please register here.