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Disciples Home Missions
A ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Connecting the WHOLE Body to the WHOLE Mission
The Insurance Board
The Insurance Board will be used in conjunction with many of the 10 Steps to a Safer Church for Children and Youth. The Insurance Board see their work with the three denominations they serve, including Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, as a ministry. They have many helpful and free resources.
In 2015, Safe Gatherings started working with other organizations that serve children, youth, and vulnerable adults, such as schools and community organizations. The focus has always been abuse prevention through a system of checks and balances.
Safe Santuaries (Books)
"Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith."
Spanish Version (Click here)
Safe Santuaries in a Virtual World (Click here)
National Children's Alliance
"National Children's Alliance (NCA) empowers local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate srvices to victims of child abuse."
Tough Situation Resources
Safety Main Page
If we can help one child not be bullied, one child not be abused, one child get the help they need, one adult not be falsely accused, one person drive safer, one clergy not be harrassed, and one person be able to encounter God in a safe and sacred place, than all of this safety discussion is worth it.
Child Abuse Statistics
Childhelp: 6 Million Children in the US Have Reported Child Abuse
FaithTrust Institute: "Learn the Basics"
US Department of Health and Human Services: "Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics"
10 Safety Basic Areas
Some of these resources may be overwhelming at first. They are meant to enhance and continue to assist the work being done by your congregation in the areas of safety.
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