The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries Tchividjian, Basyle 9781945270055
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  • Cover Type:
  • 320 Pages
  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • Publication Date: August 2017
  • ISBN: FTCHIVBACHILDSAFEGUARDINGPOL9781945270055

The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries

Tchividjian, Basyle; Berkovits, Shira M.

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Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse. For the first time in history, this issue is finally being acknowledged by churches and faith communities. But the task of developing a policy to keep children safe can seem too overwhelming—it feels like an impossible task to plan for every contingency. This results in churches neglecting to put working safety plans in place, leaving themselves, and the children they care for, vulnerable.

This handbook, supported by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed to help churches and faith communities formulate policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministries, school, and church. By walking through a wide range of scenarios, this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse policies and guide them through each step they should take to address the safety of children under their care.

Covering vitally important topics including the warning signs of abuse, how to respond to abuse allegations and care for victims, and the legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries, working through this book will guide churches and Christian ministries in creating and implementing policies to protect children in a Christian environment from child abuse. This handbook is an invaluable resource for Christians who are seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how they can best protect the little ones under their care.

  • Written by Boz Tchividjian, director of GRACE and a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, and Shira M. Berkovits, a psychologist and attorney who has worked on issues of youth advocacy, child protection, and criminal justice reform.
  • Supported by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts.
  • Provides clear direction on how to create and implement a plan to help keep children under the care of Christian adults safe.
  • Discusses the legal issues that each church and ministry should address in their child safety policies.
  • Covers warning signs of possible child abuse and how to care for victims.
  • Offers advice on how to respond to abuse allegations, including current legal obligations.

What Is the Product for?

This handbook provides clear direction on how to create and implement a plan to help keep children under the care of Christian adults safe. Written by a renowned, multidisciplinary team of child safety experts from GRACE and edited by Boz Tchividjian, director of GRACE and a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries is a step-by-step guide for formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in Christian ministry.

Who Is the Product for?

Written primarily for Protestant Christian churches and ministries, which have just recently begun recognizing the prevalence of child sexual abuse in their ministries and faith communities, The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries is a handbook for groups that will formulate child safety and abuse prevention policies and procedures. Covering vitally important topics including the warning signs of abuse, how to respond to abuse allegations and care for victims, and the legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries, this book is an invaluable resource for any Christian seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how they can best protect children in their care.

Basyle (Boz) Tchividjian is a former child-abuse prosecutor who currently teaches “Child Abuse and the Law” and several other courses at Liberty University School of Law. Professor Tchividjian is also the founder and executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). The third eldest grandchild of Reverend Billy Graham, he wrote the book Invitation: Billy Graham and the Lives God Touched.

Shira M. Berkovits is founder and CEO of Sacred Spaces, a cross-denominational initiative to create systemic solutions to abuse in communal institutions. In this capacity she has worked with faith communities around the world to develop policies and training to prevent and respond to institutional abuse. She is a psychologist and attorney, and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in child trauma and rehabilitative alternatives to incarceration. Prior to founding Sacred Spaces, Dr. Berkovits worked on issues of youth advocacy, child protection, and criminal justice reform.

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Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse. For the first time in history, this issue is finally being acknowledged by churches and faith communities. But the task of developing a policy to keep children safe can seem too overwhelming—it feels like an impossible task to plan for every contingency. This results in churches neglecting to put working safety plans in place, leaving themselves, and the children they care for, vulnerable.

This handbook, supported by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed to help churches and faith communities formulate policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministries, school, and church. By walking through a wide range of scenarios, this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse policies and guide them through each step they should take to address the safety of children under their care.

Covering vitally important topics including the warning signs of abuse, how to respond to abuse allegations and care for victims, and the legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries, working through this book will guide churches and Christian ministries in creating and implementing policies to protect children in a Christian environment from child abuse. This handbook is an invaluable resource for Christians who are seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how they can best protect the little ones under their care.

  • Written by Boz Tchividjian, director of GRACE and a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, and Shira M. Berkovits, a psychologist and attorney who has worked on issues of youth advocacy, child protection, and criminal justice reform.
  • Supported by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts.
  • Provides clear direction on how to create and implement a plan to help keep children under the care of Christian adults safe.
  • Discusses the legal issues that each church and ministry should address in their child safety policies.
  • Covers warning signs of possible child abuse and how to care for victims.
  • Offers advice on how to respond to abuse allegations, including current legal obligations.

What Is the Product for?

This handbook provides clear direction on how to create and implement a plan to help keep children under the care of Christian adults safe. Written by a renowned, multidisciplinary team of child safety experts from GRACE and edited by Boz Tchividjian, director of GRACE and a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries is a step-by-step guide for formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in Christian ministry.

Who Is the Product for?

Written primarily for Protestant Christian churches and ministries, which have just recently begun recognizing the prevalence of child sexual abuse in their ministries and faith communities, The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries is a handbook for groups that will formulate child safety and abuse prevention policies and procedures. Covering vitally important topics including the warning signs of abuse, how to respond to abuse allegations and care for victims, and the legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries, this book is an invaluable resource for any Christian seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how they can best protect children in their care.

Basyle (Boz) Tchividjian is a former child-abuse prosecutor who currently teaches “Child Abuse and the Law” and several other courses at Liberty University School of Law. Professor Tchividjian is also the founder and executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). The third eldest grandchild of Reverend Billy Graham, he wrote the book Invitation: Billy Graham and the Lives God Touched.

Shira M. Berkovits is founder and CEO of Sacred Spaces, a cross-denominational initiative to create systemic solutions to abuse in communal institutions. In this capacity she has worked with faith communities around the world to develop policies and training to prevent and respond to institutional abuse. She is a psychologist and attorney, and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in child trauma and rehabilitative alternatives to incarceration. Prior to founding Sacred Spaces, Dr. Berkovits worked on issues of youth advocacy, child protection, and criminal justice reform.

  • Cover Type:
  • 320 Pages
  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • Publication Date: August 2017
  • ISBN: FTCHIVBACHILDSAFEGUARDINGPOL9781945270055