This policy provides a framework to ensure that children are safe from abuse and exploitation by those in positions of power and trust in CRCNA ministries.
Resources on the how, what, and why of equipping children to understand abuse in age appropriate ways.
July 2020 Safe Church Webinar with Tara Boer: Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study Matters
Watch the recorded Zoom Webinar from July 29th with Prof. Tara Boer (Dordt University) about the ACEs study and implications for ministry with those who have experienced trauma and adversity.
Child abuse prevention begins at home, and churches, schools, and the entire community all have a part to play. It's up to all of us to protect our children from abuse.
It's important to remember that social media is simply a communication tool and, like all tools, must be used in appropriate ways. As leaders it is up to us to create and maintain appropriate boundaries. Here are some guidelines.
On January 21, Classis Hamilton had another gathering of Safe Church Leaders at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC where we heard a presentation from Hamilton Wentworth Children's Aid Society.
Sharing our new Circle of Grace video and other resources from Safe Church!
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.
A recent article in Christianity Today highlights a few of the reasons why it can be difficult for those who have survived abuse to be in church.
This bulletin insert includes a general definition of child abuse and a brief list of the common signs of child abuse.