Sept. 20

Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
Pleasant Garden, N.C.

Sept. 21

Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
Pleasant Garden, N.C.

This safety training will provide the tools to implement a safety system that protects children from sexual abuse in church and ministry environments.

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, camps, schools, youth sports, foster care & adoption, child services, daycares and preschools.

Topics include:

  • Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
  • Skillful Screening Process
  • Appropriate Criminal Background Checks
  • Tailored Policies and Procedures
  • Monitoring and Oversight
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Abuser Characteristics
  • The “Grooming Process” Utilized by Offenders
  • Common “Grooming Behaviors”
  • Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse
  • Reporting Responsibilities
  • Changes in Current Legislation
  • Description of an Effective Safety System
  • Description of an Effective Screening Process
  • Tools and Resources for Reducing the Risk

Cost:
$10 per person to help cover the cost of lunch.

Target Audience:
As members of churches and employees, or volunteers, at organizations that minister to children and youth, it is everyone’s responsibility to create a safe environment and a culture of security and protection for them. We encourage you to bring as many people from your church or organization to this event as possible. This conference is open to church staff/ministers/elders/members/volunteers, camp staff/leaders/volunteers, daycare directors/teachers/staff, people going into ministry — everyone!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 or SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

9-9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30 a.m.

Morning Session:

  • Common Misconceptions Related to Sexual Abuse and Abusers
  • Abuser Characteristics
  • The “Grooming Process” Utilized by Offenders
  • Common “Grooming Behaviors”
  • Reporting Responsibilities and Changes in Legislation

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Pick-up Lunch

12:30 – 3 p.m.

Afternoon Session:

  • The 5 Part Safety System: Awareness Training
  • The 5 Part Safety System: Skillful Screening Process
  • The 5 Part Safety System: Tailored Policies & Procedures
  • The 5 Part Safety System: Appropriate Criminal Background Check
  • Methods, Tools and Resources to Reduce the Risk of Sexual Abuse

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