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Latest Legal Case: Your Duty of Care—Where Does it Begin and End?

Duty of Care is the legal duty to protect another from harm. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence. When you bring a client into your program, you almost always establish some duty of care to that client. But where does this duty begin and where does it end? A recent sexual assault case in Maine where the assualt happened after the program explores this delicate legal issue and raises some critical questions for things that happen outside your program. Now that many programs are using social networking like Facebook pages, discussion forums, and Twitter as follow-up tools after a program, everyone should understand this legal issue. Reb Gregg and Catherine Hansen-Stamp, the legal authorities at the Adventure & Recreation Law Center, review the details of this Maine case. Subscribe now and gain access to the complete library of Legal Cases.

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  • GREENFIRE

    Can't We All Just Get Along?

    It is conference season and once again I find myself in that impossible position of wanting to be in three places at the same time. AORE (the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education) will be in Asheville, NC this November. AEE (the Assoc. for...
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    Last Child In the Woods?

    Richard Louv's provocative new book discusses what he calls "Nature Deficit Disorder"- a non-medical term that indicates the decline in outdoor play amongst the current generation of kids. From the jacket cover: the amount of space kids...
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    Is Wilderness a Useful Environmental Ideal Anymore?

    I recently came across Brian Merchant’s blog about 7 classic American “Green” works of literature here: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/read-american-environmental-classics.html . In the list: Walden by HD Thoreau, Silent...
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ACampA Newly Revised Accreditation Standards

American Camp Association (ACampA) has an accreditation program that establishes guidelines for needed...
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ACanoeA Best Practices Brochure

According to Dr. Robin Pope, Vice Chair, American Canoe Association (ACanoeA) Safety Education and Instruction...
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Activity to acknowledge comfort level

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Adaptive Climbing Clinic at Brooklyn Boulders

Professional amputee climbing athlete Ronnie Dickson joined the Brooklyn Boulders climbing community...
Posted to: Climbing & Mountaineering
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Adaptive Climbing Clinic with Ronnie Dickson - Joshua Tree, CA

The Adaptive Climbing Clinic was first organized in spring 2010 by climber/amputee Ronnie Dickson, who...
Posted to: Climbing & Mountaineering
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  • Staying in the Field and Out of the Courthouse

    by Charles "Reb" Gregg The primary purpose of a risk management plan is not the avoidance of legal liability. Rather, it is the maintenance of a quality program;...
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  • International Risk Management

    by Bill Frederick School for Field Studies I remember sitting around a hotel in Mexico City listening to a few students telling their story of being mugged. I was a little...
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    Instructions for accessing subscriber only content. This is a Chapter header section only. See the Table of Contents section in the sidebar for articles under this heading...
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  • Hypothermia: Field Assessment and Treatment

    This section is reproduced from chapter 9 of The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis with permission of the author. This material is copyrighted by Random House...
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  • Uploading a File to the Library

    You can upload a file to your community media page where it will be available to other users to download.Your file will need to contain a file extension (ex: MyDocument...
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