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The Centers for Disease Control 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published a guide to assist youth-serving organizations in limiting the possibility of child ...
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Freedom for the Captives – Policy Experts

Experts are available to help churches and schools develop effective policies for their ministry. We can provide sample policies templates ...
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Emotional Psychological Abuse

The American Psychological Association has completed a comprehensive study on the potential long-term impact of psychological abuse ...
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The Ace Study

The CDC and Kaiser Permanente have studied the impact of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and other ...
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Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Child Abuse Resources. This website, created by a Missouri Synod (LCMS) Task Force on child abuse, ...
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GRACE

Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment is a Christian organization of child abuse prosecutors, psychologists, and other professionals ...
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What if I can’t forgive?

Many survivors worry that God will condemn them if they cannot forgive the person that abused them. For example, one ...
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Is it wrong for me as a Christian to report my abuser to Child Protective Services or law enforcement?

If your neighbor stole your car, you would report him to the police. Your abuser stole something from you much ...
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What can I do to keep my children safe?

Our website includes a number of resources for parents and churches to use in teaching personal safety to their children ...
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Can a survivor of abuse or neglect heal?

Many survivors of abuse and neglect lead productive lives free of many of the adverse medical and mental health conditions ...
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Does abuse impact boys and girls differently?

There is research suggesting boys may delay disclosing sexual abuse longer than girls—perhaps as long as 20 years. Studies indicate ...
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What is the spiritual impact of abuse and neglect?

According to 34 major studies involving more than 19,000 abused children, a significant number of children suffer “spiritual injuries.” This ...