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Juvenile Sex Offenders

It is important to recognize the differences when dealing with sexual behavior of young people: “Recognizing and Responding to Developmentally ...
Talking Jesus With A Survivor (hands holding plant showing growth)

Talking Jesus With A Survivor

Child abuse does not only affect a child’s body and emotional health. It touches their spiritual health, too. A child ...
Working with Law Enforcement: The Investigation and Your Child (magnifying glass)

Working with Law Enforcement: The Investigation and Your Child

At some level we all realize that investigations in real life take longer than they do on television. Yet, parents ...
Working With Law Enforcement: Getting Started

Working With Law Enforcement: Getting Started

Some abuse is only discovered when a child talks to his or her parent about what happened. Hearing this in ...
Misbeliefs

Misbeliefs: I’m All Alone

Many survivors of childhood abuse report feelings of being alone in the world, that no one can understand them. These ...
Misbeliefs

Misbeliefs: It’s My Fault

Survivors of trauma, whether childhood abuse, sexual assault, or domestic abuse, share a belief that the abuse was their fault ...
Coping with Flashbacks

Coping with Flashbacks

People who have experienced trauma may experience flashbacks in their everyday lives. Flashbacks can be intense and bring back the ...
What Is A Trigger?

What Is A Trigger?

Experiencing a sudden onset of the feelings and emotions that you felt during an abusive situation is a common experience ...
Becoming a Safe Church for Kids

Becoming a Safe Church for Kids

10 steps to becoming a safer church for kids ...
Step Three: Know Your Volunteers

Step Three: Know Your Volunteers

The church must surround the children in its care with people who are safe and loving. Why, then, do so ...
Step Two: Create Urgency

Step Two: Create Urgency

People in the congregation must first understand the statistics and results of child abuse to feel compelled to do something ...
Step One: Form a Child Safety Committee

Step One: Form a Child Safety Committee

The work of ensuring children are safe in religious settings is not something that can fall on one person’s shoulders ...