Abuse Prevention and Response Training

This free training can be assigned and tracked for each volunteer and leader in your church.

With these 2 courses, you can provide education and accountability to your volunteers and leaders with training that will equip them in how to prevent and respond to abuse in your church.

This training overviews the process that ministry leaders need to follow if they suspect a child has been abused or neglected, discusses how to minister to a child that has been a victim of abuse, and outlines safety procedures for protecting your ministry from accusation of inappropriate behavior. 

What Is Covered

Download: Training Guide: Protecting Kids and Your Church from Abuse and Neglect

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Video: What Do I Do if I Suspect a Child Has Been Abused?

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Download: Child Abuse and Neglect Training Checklist

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Video: How Can I Best Minister to a Child Who Has Been Abused?

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Download: Eight Ways to Minister to a Child Who Has Been Abused

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Video: How Do I Protect Myself and Our Church From Accusation?

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Link: Screening Procedures for Childhood Ministry

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Link: Background Checks

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Quiz: Protecting Kids and Your Church from Abuse and Neglect

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Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, discusses how to care for the alleged victim, alleged victim's parents, and alleged perpetrator, all while cooperating with legal authorities, in the initial stages of response. Brad additionally provides downloadable sample response plans, sexual abuse allegation report forms, and recommended medical and counseling resources. 

What Is Covered

Video: Response Plan for Sexual Abuse Against a Minor at Church

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Download: Sexual Abuse Allegation Report Form: Meeting with Alleged Victim

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Download: Sexual Abuse Allegation Report Form: Meeting with Alleged Perpetrator

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Download: Medical and Counseling Resources

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Download: Sample: Response Plan for Sexual Abuse Against a Minor at Church

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Download: Sample: Kids Ministry Training Manual

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Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused is a curriculum designed to equip the church on how to respond well to the initial report of abuse. Coming June 2019. Sign up for updates here.

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