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.
Instant Access to Streaming Videos
Once you’ve purchased this program, you will have access to download the training resources and stream the videos whenever you log in. We suggest bookmarking this page for quick access in the future.
Complete Training Resources
Leader’s Guide (PDF)
Includes sample training schedules, group discussion questions, and key points of emphasis for the training day.
Screening Forms (PDF)
Customizable screening, selection, application and reference forms help to ensure no details slip through the cracks.
Trainee Workbook (PDF)
Includes activities, discussion questions, and resources to help your leaders and volunteers.
Child Protection as the Foundation of Your Ministry
A Victim’s Story
Sexual Abuse in Faith Communities—an Expert Roundtable
Screening & Selection: Your First Line of Defense
Screening & Selection: The Candidate (a short film)
Legal Requirements: The Church’s Responsibility to Protect Kids (with Richard Hammar)
Supervising Scenarios: What Would You Do?
Responding to an Allegation
Taking the Next Steps
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