Keeping Faith: Empowering Faith Communities to Recognize and Respond to Child Maltreatment

Course Description

Many maltreated children are spiritually impacted by abuse and require a coordination of medical, mental health, and spiritual care. This course examines this research and explores creative reforms for bringing faith and child protection communities together to protect children and address their needs. The course also explores how MDTs can recognize and respond to spiritual injuries before, during, and after the forensic interview.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain an overview of the research on the spiritual impact of child abuse.

2. Gain an overview of research on the frequency with which children raise spiritual or religious questions during a forensic interview.

3. Receive concrete guidance for building bridges between faith and child protection communities in the prevention of abuse and in addressing unmet needs of children who are abused.

4. Learn of the emerging reform of adding a chaplain to the CAC or MDT.

Session Formats

2-day course (16 hours)

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