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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 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.
MichiganMichigan

Youth Pastor Sentenced to Up to 12 Years for Secretly Video Recording Four Girls Member access only

Appeals court: consecutive sentencing was reasonable and didn’t “improperly rely on religious grounds.”
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Former Youth Leader Convicted for Attempting to Engage Minors in Sexting Member access only

Churches should be alert to the grooming behaviors that can lead to sexual abuse.
FloridaFlorida

Sexting Contributed to Court’s Sentencing a Man to a 52-Year Prison Term Member access only

Decision carries implications for how youth leaders communicate with teens.
Best Practices for Recording Church Events and Activities

Best Practices for Recording Church Events and Activities Member access only

From worship services to children's programs and business meetings, a sound policy ensures legal compliance.
The Top 5 Reasons Churches and Religious Organizations End Up in Court

The Top 5 Reasons Churches and Religious Organizations End Up in Court

And how you can make sure your church isn't one of the statistics.
Protecting Children and Youth
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Protecting Children and Youth

Learn how to help keep kids safe, the right way to respond to allegations of abuse, and legal requirements related to reporting and screening.
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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