When Faith Hurts: Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategies for Communities of Faith

Course Description

It is a powerful responsibility to ensure that children, youth, and vulnerable adults are able to thrive within a faith community. The importance of creating and maintaining safe places for ALL members, especially those unable to protect themselves, must be considered with great care. This session provides specific policies and practices to address while detailing why faith communities must be prepared to handle the problem of child sexual abuse.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify why faith communities are targeted by perpetrators of abuse.

2. Discuss how faith community dynamics impact disclosure rates.

3. Recognize the importance of policy in a prevention plan.

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