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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Should abuse of a child by another child be handled in the same way as abuse by an adult?

While abuse by a juvenile can impact a child emotionally, physically and spiritually, the process of dealing with a juvenile ...
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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 ...
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Congregational Guidelines for Dealing with Sexual Offenders

These guidelines, developed with the help of law enforcement, abuse experts, and church workers, provide carefully crafted counsel for churches ...
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The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Registering, Apprehending and Tracking

(SMART) is a United States Department of Justice program that monitors federal law on the registration of sex offenders. The SMART ...
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Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative

A comprehensive report prepared by the United States Department of Justice that details our current knowledge about adults and children ...
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Children with Disabilities

A report from the Department of Health and Human Services that provides a number of resources to respond to the ...
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Trafficking

Shared Hope International offers resources to assist in understanding and responding to the trafficking of children ...