Children & Youth

Abuse prevention, abuse reporting requirements, nursery, high-risk activities

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.
Dealing with Sex Offenders Who Attend Church

Dealing with Sex Offenders Who Attend Church Member access only

How do we protect our members from known sex offenders?
ConnecticutConnecticut

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.
Updated IRS Reporting Requirement Applies to Church Preschools

Updated IRS Reporting Requirement Applies to Church Preschools Member access only

Publicizing racial nondiscrimination policy can now also be fulfilled through a website statement.
New JerseyNew Jersey

Pastor Sentenced to Prison for “Sexting” Member access only

A New Jersey appeals court affirmed the prison sentence of a pastor who engaged in “sexting” and sexual contact with 14-year-old-girl.

Preventing Abuse in Youth Ministries

Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.

Lead your ministry with confidence.

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