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NCJ Number: 157638 Find in a Library
Title: Christian Churches Response to Child Abuse and Molestation
Corporate Author: For Kids Sake, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: For Kids Sake, Inc.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
Sale Source: For Kids Sake, Inc.
29280 Central Avenue, Suite G
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document outlines a program to help Christian churches ensure that children entrusted to their care through Sunday schools, camps, or youth groups, will not be molested or abused by church employees or adult volunteers.
Abstract: The program calls for churches to establish policies and procedures to prevent child abuse and molestation, to screen staff and volunteers, to provide mandatory training for all staff and volunteers, to provide parent education, to provide mandatory supervision, and to provide molestation prevention classes for children. The document discusses church liability in court cases involving alleged child abuse, reporting procedures, the need for Christian forgiveness, and the pastor's role in preventing abuse and helping victims of abuse. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child abuse prevention training; Juveniles; Religion
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