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Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries

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ISBN-10: 1945270055

ISBN-13: 9781945270055

Edition: 2017

Authors: Basyle Tchividjian, Shira M. Berkovits

List price: $34.99
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Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse. For the first time in history, this issue is finally being acknowledged by churches and faith communities. But the task of developing a policy to keep children safe can seem too overwhelming--it feels like an impossible task to plan for every contingency. This results in churches neglecting to put working safety plans in place, leaving themselves, and the children they care for, vulnerable. This handbook, supported by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed to help churches and faith communities formulate policies and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication date: 8/7/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 1.166

Shira M. Berkovits is founder and CEO of Sacred Spaces, a cross-denominational initiative to create systemic solutions to abuse in communal institutions. In this capacity she has worked with faith communities around the world to develop policies and training to prevent and respond to institutional abuse. She is a psychologist and attorney, and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in child trauma and rehabilitative alternatives to incarceration. Prior to founding Sacred Spaces, Dr. Berkovits worked on issues of youth advocacy, child protection, and criminal justice reform.