Step Six: Train Adults in the Church

Step Six: Train Adults in the Church

Training the adults in the church is a vital step to keeping children safe. At a minimum every person who ...
Step Five: Implement Guidelines for Youth Leaders

Step Five: Implement Guidelines for Youth Leaders

Boundaries are important and keep people safe. The fence around a power plant is meant to keep people a safe ...
Adult and Minor Interactions

Sample Standards for Interactions with Minors and/or Vulnerable Adults

(Taken from virtusonline.org) Examples of appropriate contact with minors for Church programs include, but are not limited to: Verbal praise ...
Step 4 Assess Your Space

Step Four: Assess Your Space

Children need a safe environment in which they can learn God’s Word. Careful facility design is an important step to ...
Sample Site Assessment Checklist

Sample Site Assessment Checklist

This checklist is not exhaustive. It is meant to be a starting point and should be adapted to meet the ...
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Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

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 ...
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