Children & Youth

Understand the potential risks when conducting ministry with children and youth and learn how to keep them safe.

Defending Youth Ministries from 8 Critical Risks

Defending Youth Ministries from 8 Critical Risks Member access only

From communication to transportation, preventive action is paramount.
Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches

Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches

Resolution calls pastors and church leaders to adhere to high ethical standards and establish practices to prevent misconduct and address accusations appropriately.
Supreme Court Endorses Some Aid to Parents of Religious School Students

Supreme Court Endorses Some Aid to Parents of Religious School Students Member access only

Decision opens the door for religious schools to benefit from funds available to other kinds of schools.
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A Nearly $22 Million Verdict for Sexual Abuse Not Excessive, Affirms Federal Appeals Court Member access only

Churches should understand that a single incident of child abuse can expose a church to damages far in excess of its insurance coverage.
Are We Protecting Our Youth Ministry?

Are We Protecting Our Youth Ministry?

12 question checklist to assess the safeguards you have in place.
How Well Do We Screen and Train Children's Workers?

How Well Do We Screen and Train Children's Workers?

12 question checklist to help you identify gaps in your screening process.
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Woman Could Sue Her Former High School for Negligent Supervision in Abuse Claim Member access only

But the appeals court ruled that she could not sue for negligent hiring.
Keeping Children and Teens Safe While Ministering Online

Keeping Children and Teens Safe While Ministering Online

Six ways to minimize risk while fostering teaching and community during the pandemic and beyond.
Q&A: How Do We Deal with Sex Offenders Who Attend Church

Q&A: How Do We Deal with Sex Offenders Who Attend Church Member access only

How do we protect our members from known sex offenders?
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Victim May Sue Religious School and Its Leaders for Failing to Report Abuse, Court Says

A negligence claim can proceed on evidence that religious leaders failed to follow state reporting laws.
Few Church Leaders Discuss Abuse Crisis Says Pew Research

Few Church Leaders Discuss Abuse Crisis Says Pew Research Member access only

Most startling is how little church-goers in Protestant faith traditions indicated leaders actively raised the topic.
Q&A: What If a Prayer Request Card Implies Child Abuse?

Q&A: What If a Prayer Request Card Implies Child Abuse? Member access only

Start with knowing your state's mandatory reporting laws.

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