Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the MinistrySafe Workshop, originally scheduled for September 2020, has been postponed until September 2021. Your registration may be automatically rolled over, or you may request a refund. Questions may be directed to Janet Packard at (800) 395-5102 ext. 5646 or [email protected].
Join us for the Sexual Abuse Awareness and Skillful Screening Training presented by MinistrySafe, the nation’s foremost leader in sexual abuse prevention. Through this training, participants will learn how to recognize the offender’s “grooming process,” respond to reports of abuse, and screen prospective staff members and volunteers for high-risk candidates.
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*This is a one-day conference, offered two consecutive days. Attendees only need to attend one of the two days.
MinistrySafe attorney and co-founder Kimberlee Norris will address the following topics:
- Common errors and misconceptions about sexual abuse.
- Abuser characteristics.
- The ‘grooming process’ utilized by offenders to gain access to victims.
- Common grooming behaviors.
- Male and female offender characteristics.
- Elements of an effective safety system.
- Effective screening practices.
- Use of criminal background checks.
- Recognizing applicant “high-risk answers.”
- Resources for reducing the risk.
This conference is open to anyone wanting to know more about preventing sexual abuse, recognizing the grooming process, creating and enforcing policies and more within your ministry context. All ministry and organizational leaders, staff, members and lay leaders will benefit from the information presented.
$10 per person to help cover the cost of lunch.
MinistrySafe was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse by creating preventative measures tailored to fit the needs of churches and ministry programs.
Since MinistrySafe’s inception, more than 16,000 organizations have trained over 1 million staff members and volunteers on six continents in various languages. On average, MinistrySafe trains 25,000-30,000 people each month — live and online. Their mission is to prevent child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.
Kimberlee D. Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney who represents victims of abuse, serves as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and provides crisis management and allegation response counsel to organizations of all sizes that serve children. She co-founded MinstrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse in churches and ministries.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 or SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
9 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Effective Screening to Recognize High-risk Offenders
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