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Reducing the Risk
A child sexual abuse awareness program.

Do you know the background of every ministry worker the children at your church encounter?

Child sexual abuse is a very real problem in ministries today. The good news is you can protect the precious children of your church and decrease your church's risk of a costly allegation when you implement a training program like Reducing the Risk.

Created by noted legal expert Richard Hammar, JD., LL.M., CPA, Reducing the Risk is designed to help churches train pastors, staff members, and volunteer leaders every year with ease.

Online streaming videos and downloadable training workbooks walk participants through an effective screening and selection process, common supervision scenarios that require quick, thoughtful decisions, and tips and insights on best practices that can most effectively reduce vulnerabilities.

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Complete Training Resources

Leader's Guide (PDF)Purchase to unlock

Includes sample training schedules, group discussion questions, and key points of emphasis for the training day.

Screening Forms (PDF)Purchase to unlock

Customizable screening, selection, application and reference forms help to ensure no details slip through the cracks.

Trainee Workbook (PDF)Purchase to unlock

Includes activities, discussion questions, and resources to help your leaders and volunteers.

Videos

Child Protection as the Foundation of Your MinistryChild Protection as the Foundation of Your Ministry

Video 1: Child Protection as the Foundation of Your MinistryPurchase to unlock

Children’s ministry director David Staal introduces churches to the problem of child sexual abuse in the church.
A Victim's StoryA Victim's Story

Video 2: A Victim's StoryPurchase to unlock

The true story of a victim of clergy abuse.
Sexual Abuse in Faith Communities—an Expert RoundtableSexual Abuse in Faith Communities—an Expert Roundtable

Video 3: Sexual Abuse in Faith Communities—an Expert RoundtablePurchase to unlock

Five experts who deal with different aspects of sexual abuse in the church.
Screening & Selection: Your First Line of DefenseScreening & Selection: Your First Line of Defense

Video 4: Screening & Selection: Your First Line of DefensePurchase to unlock

Richard Hammar's teaching session on the importance of proper screening and selection of staff and volunteers.
Screening & Selection: The Candidate (a short film)Screening & Selection: The Candidate (a short film)

Video 5: Screening & Selection: The Candidate (a short film)Purchase to unlock

Teaches leaders how to interview a candidate, conduct a background check, and check references.
Legal Requirements: The Church's Responsibility to Protect Kids (with Richard Hammar)Legal Requirements: The Church's Responsibility to Protect Kids (with Richard Hammar)

Video 6: Legal Requirements: The Church's Responsibility to Protect Kids (with Richard Hammar)Purchase to unlock

Richard Hammar explains legal requirements for protecting children in your ministry.
Supervising Scenarios: What Would You Do? Supervising Scenarios: What Would You Do?

Video 7: Supervising Scenarios: What Would You Do? Purchase to unlock

Interactive segment teaches principles of good supervision.
Responding to an AllegationResponding to an Allegation

Video 8: Responding to an AllegationPurchase to unlock

The story of how one church handled an allegation of child sexual abuse.
Taking the Next StepsTaking the Next Steps

Video 9: Taking the Next StepsPurchase to unlock

Action steps your church can take to implement or strengthen your child-protection program.
Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
Draw the Line: Relational Boundaries for Safe Youth Ministry

Draw the Line: Relational Boundaries for Safe Youth Ministry

Proactively protect the students, leaders, and pastors at your church.
Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety

Understand and implement best practices to protect kids in your ministry.
Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

Help youth ministers safely and appropriately conduct student ministry with this resource.
Training Tool
RTR018
$99.95

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