Church leaders, especially those who lead youth and children's ministries, have a responsibility to protect the children in their care whether it is in weekly programs, at special events, or even children your team encounters in the missions field. I believe most people want to do the right thing to prevent child sexual abuse but they honestly don't know where to begin. God called me to write a book that combines the knowledge of leading researchers, treatment professionals, and those impacted by abuse into a step-by-step, easy to implement guide on how to prevent child sexual abuse, specifically in youth-serving organizations.
With over 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in America, we know how it happens and therefore, we know how to prevent it. This book and the prevention program it details, is not specific to the Christian faith but applicable to all faiths and secular organizations. The protection of our children is universal.
If you are directly responsible for or oversee a team that serves youth, this book is a must read. The actions it calls forth will allow you to walk in sync with God's will to keep his children from harm.
8 Ways to Create their Fate Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations Are the children in your care being sexually abused?
Ten percent of students surveyed say they were abused at school – that is nearly 4.5 million U.S. students. That number doesn't begin to address the children who were abused in day care centers, boys and girls clubs, faith organizations, sports programs, and other youth-serving organizations. Child molesters need access in order to abuse and what better way to gain it than to work for an organization that serves youth?
As a youth-serving organization leader, staff member, or parent, this book will guide you to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won't want to work. We all play a part in the solution and these pages provide step-by-step instructions on your part. Are you ready to get started?
In addition to this step-by-step prevention guide, we encourage you to take advantage of our free on-line child sexual abuse prevention training. It will provide a strong foundation for you and it can be used to train your staff and volunteers as well as the parents of the children you serve.
Child sexual abuse is predictable and preventable
when we surround children with knowledgeable and outspoken adults!