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Responding to Abuse Toolkit: Grooming

Safe Church Ministry is working on a toolkit for churches to respond to the #MeToo movement. Understanding how abuse happens, often through a process of grooming, will be a part of that toolkit.

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Safe Church Ministry Network Guide Position Open!

Perhaps you, or someone you know, may be interested in being the next Network Guide for Safe Church Ministry. Get the details below!

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In April and May, Let’s Talk Child Abuse Prevention

Did you know that Safe Church Ministry started out as the Office of Abuse Prevention? Think of the heartache avoided by preventing abuse before it happens. Surely churches belong at the front lines. 

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Responding to Abuse Toolkit Step #3: Meeting Immediate Needs

Safe Church Ministry is working on a toolkit for churches. Responding to immediate needs will be a part of that toolkit. We hope that this article is a helpful preview. 

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Domestic Abuse: Where Is the Church?

What would you do if you saw a child in your church nursery with suspicious looking bruises? Do you know who is a “mandated reporter,” and what it means to fill out a DHS-3200? These are all important things churches must know.

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Responding to Abuse Toolkit Step #1: Be Prepared

Safe Church Ministry began as the Office of Abuse Prevention; prevention must be a primary focus of our work. Therefore, we have step one — be prepared. Our response efforts will always be weak and lacking without this foundation.

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Church Safety Video?

I'm looking for a good abuse prevention video to show to staff and volunteers who work with youth.

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Narrowing the Gender Gap in Canada

What has the church done to close the gender gap, and what still needs to be done in light of the #MeToo movement?

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Coming in September: Safe Church Equipping Conference!

We are so excited as plans are coming together and getting finalized for our 2018 Safe Church biennial conference. Our focus will be equipping people (YOU!) for effective safe church ministry.

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A New Year for Safe Church Ministry

Looking back at Safe Church Ministry in 2017 and looking forward to another year on mission together with Jesus in 2018. 

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An Advent-Christmas Reflection

I’m writing this from a hospital room in Detroit, where my husband is resting after undergoing successful spine surgery.

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#MeToo and #ChurchToo

We’ve seen various responses to stories of sexual harassment and abuse, in the political realm and in the celebrity realm. What about in the Church? What will our response be? 

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Is Your Church Prepared to Respond to Gun Violence?

When a tragedy like the shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, TX, occurs, it's normal for church members to wonder what they would do if a similar thing happened to their congregation. Let's talk. 

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Announcing CRC Safe Church Mini-Grants 2018

CRC Safe Church Ministry is offering mini-grants, of up to $2,000 each, to Safe Church team members, for planning educational or team training events that fit within our mission.

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Trauma Healing, How the Church Can Help

Recently several members of my church met to discuss safe church ministry and how trauma healing might fit in with the vision. We see it as a powerful tool for ministry! 

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Seven Ways Your Church Can Show Love to Survivors of Human Trafficking

There is an “us” and “them” mentality that is intrinsic when you are a survivor and this is plays out in the church. “If the church knew what I lived through or had done, people would never speak to me again,” I thought. 

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Litanies/Prayers for Survivors of Abuse?

Does anyone have a litany or prayer that might be used in a local crisis center with staff who daily work with survivors of abuse?

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