Behind the Boy Scouts' bankruptcy are victim-plaintiffs whose enormous pain, suffering, and loss hold valuable warnings for church leaders.
New laws extend, and in some cases, eliminate statutes of limitations for filing civil lawsuits in connection with abuse cases.
Learn how to help keep kids safe, the right way to respond to allegations of abuse, and legal requirements related to reporting and screening.
Important insights and best practices for keeping your church and children safe from child abuse.
Montana Supreme Court interprets the state's mandatory child abuse reporting law did not apply and rules in favor of church.
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On-Demand Webinar: Attorney Richard R. Hammar identifies 15 topics that frequently trip up pastors and church administrators.
15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know
Learn what it means to be a mandatory reporter and state-by-state reporting requirements.
Start with knowing your state's mandatory reporting laws.
Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.
How church leaders should respond as public revulsion for child-abuse scandals grows.
Webinar Recording: Create a plan for your church to help prevent child abuse and sexual harassment.
How state laws define who must report actual or suspected abuse, when a report must be made, and how.
An attorney’s advice for organizations on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.
Ministers must consider the serious legal ramifications of not reporting abuse.
Awareness of the issue has grown, and caring for victims of past abuse is key
Facts worth noting as you plan your board's next meeting agenda
Reasons why training and a legal and ministry-minded response plan are needed