Julie Valentine Center | When Faith Hurts
This year, Julie Valentine Center is hosting the event "When Faith Hurts: Empowering the Faith Community to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect."
This training will prepare attendees to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. We will discuss the prevalence of child abuse, the impact of abuse on spirituality, the interest offenders have in churches and faith-based camps and schools, and will offer suggestions for working to assist a child in coping with maltreatment. The training will also discuss ideal child protection policies for a faith-based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation.
Check out their website for more info and to register.