Education is the Best Prevention

  79 views

The CRC’s Safe Church Ministry website states: “We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe. As our children grow up it’s important for the church to be a strong voice encouraging a healthy view of sexuality and promoting respectful relationships that honor our Lord.”

The website goes on to share a number of resources that are helpful for teaching. Visit the Safe Church Ministry website to learn more about:

  • Circle of Grace, a curriculum that equips children and youth to participate in a safe environment for themselves and others. A few lessons for each age group K-12 can be used alongside your church school curriculum to help build a safe community that respects the sacredness of relationships and prevents abuse.
     
  • Drivers Training for Dating: How do we teach our teens about healthy relationships in a culture where sex has been reduced from a God-given intimate life-union to an activity only slightly more special than eating pizza? This Resource written by Gayla Postma and Rev. William Veenstra can help.
     
  • Questions from the Pickle Jar  is a way to begin talking with young adults about healthy sexuality using questions from the pickle jar (available from Faith Alive)
     
  • Safe Keeping is an abuse prevention curriculum that includes lessons for grades K-8, reproducible handouts, and six picture books to help explain the sensitive topic of abuse (available from Faith Alive).
     
Posted in:
Image Credit

The Network hosts user-submitted content.
Posts don't necessarily imply CRCNA endorsement, but must comply with our community guidelines.

Let's Discuss…

We love your comments! Thanks for your help upholding the Community Guidelines to make this an encouraging and respectful community for everyone.