Find a variety of resources related to abuse awareness.
The 'Power and Control Wheel' has been used for many years to describe the central power and control dynamic that operates in many kinds of abusive relationships.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out this video clip and share how effective YOU think it is in helping people spot the signs of teen dating violence.
Which story would you rather read: A story about a woman alleging gang rape at a prestigious university? Or a story about how the reporter covering that story failed to maintain good journalistic standards?
A report from the American Psychological Association states that childhood psychological abuse not only is just as harmful as sexual and/or physical abuse, but can have “long-lasting impact”.
The CRC has encouraged each classis to have a Safe Church Team and each church to have a representative on that team. Here are some helpful resources for these teams and representatives!
This helpful presentation on Bullying by Alicia Mannes (Licensed Professional Counselor) shares some key insights into the world of bullying.
One in four females and one in six males will be sexually abused by the time they reach 18. Are they missing from our congregations?
In our very broken world, training up a child is not an easy task. How could our church communities be more helpful to parents?
Check out these books, articles and other resources related to abuse by clergy or ministry leaders.
Restorative justice practices give concrete tools for entering into tough conversations and actually setting the stage for Christian reconciliation.
You never know who is walking into the front door of your church. A safe church policy is the insurance policy that will protect you when you need it the most.
What language and labels are we using in our churches? By our words, do we extend grace and mercy to all people? Or do we label them by what they have done?
They wouldn’t want anyone treating one of their kids like a forgettable piece of furniture!
This video from Safe Church Ministry sheds light on issues of abuse.
Wherever we find ourselves right now, we must keep the long view in mind.
The opposite of living out of a blessed consciousness is living out of a cursed consciousness.
Are we able to see the evidence of abuse? Are those who suffer abuse in a relationship able to share what is happening without being blamed or judged?
Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens in 98% of all cases of domestic violence.
Bullying: A Fact Sheet for Teachers and Leaders of Children and Youth gives a brief overview of the problem’s prevalence, characteristics, and how leaders should respond.
Our denomination and each of our congregations also have a culture. Is it a culture that promotes openness, or one that encourages hiding difficult struggles? What messages are implicit in our culture about disclosing experiences of abuse?
Find helpful resources related to domestic abuse.
Safe church policies help protect the most vulnerable among us, especially our children from the devastating effects of abuse.
Is our church body doing enough to advocate for our elderly, when they no longer have their voice and have become the “least among us”?
One Sunday each year (the fourth Sunday in September) has been designated Abuse Awareness Sunday. The annual email goes out, “Tell us what you did for Abuse Awareness Sunday”. Here are some responses from 2014.