Resources for Safe Sanctuaries

ASK BEFORE YOU HUG-This focuses on Sexual Harassment in the church. Helps youth and adults of local churches to recognize inappropriate behavior and how to respond to it. 31 minutes.  VHS

BLESS OUR CHILDREN-Focuses on preventing sexual abuse and how one church sought to include sexual abuse prevention in their children's Christian Education.  40 minutes.  VHS

HEAR THEIR CRIES-Religious Responses to Child Abuse.  Part of this video is used in our Conference Safe Sanctuaries Training Sessions.  48 minutes.  VHS & DVD

NOT IN MY CHURCH-An education program for clergy & religious professionals on sexual misconduct.  45 minutes.  VHS

REDUCING THE RISK II-1. Making your church safe from child sexual abuse, 2. Understanding the profile of Child Molesters, 3. Selecting and screening workers, 4. Principles of supervision, 5. Responding to allegations of abuse, 6. Implementing a prevention program in your church.  DVD

SAFE SANCTUARIES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH-Joy Thornburg Melton helps clergy and laity assess risk and implement processes to reduce the likelihood of abuse in their congregations. Three segments: 1. Why?  2. How?  3. Reporting and Responding.  90 minutes.  DVD

SAFE SANCTUARIES: Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in the Church-Joy Thornburg Melton  80-96 pages  BOOK