Preventing Child and Substance Abuse

Organization: National Royal Rangers

Created by: Rick Barnhouse


The course title defines the purpose—to prevent child and substance abuse. First, you must realize your limitations. Most child and substance abuse occurs within the home or with close acquaintances. Therefore, the role you play is small but not insignificant. You can have three roles:

1) A proactive role is training the boys about the dangers of substance abuse and mentoring them to be overcomers, not victims. You also learn how to prevent predators from entering the church.

2) An active role is teaching them how to be godly men. This role comes because you are working with boys on a day-to-day basis. You are also active because you are watching them to assure their safety, whether you provide a safe camping environment or take notice of physical abuse to their bodies.

3) A reactive role is alerting parents to the potentiality of substance abuse on the part of their son, reporting incidents of abuse to the proper authorities, and providing the necessary comfort or resources to properly counsel the abused


In this course you will learn how to use the PAR method (proactive, active and reactive) in the areas of preventing child abuse and substance abuse. You will also learn that attitudes can be one of the major obstacles to protecting our children.

During this course, you may view various videos. The videos will be from a regular http websites presented along with the secure information from this training site. You must answer "No" if asked to view only the secure information to be able to view the training videos.

At the end of the course you will take a quiz. Successful completion of the quiz earns you a certificate of completion which you should print for your records.

You can quit at any time during this process and return to this site to complete the course.


To evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.