All posts from “abuse”

Let's Change This Statistic

December 5, 2013 8:00 AM

What are you doing to prevent child sex abuse at your church? Learn more here....

Do Religions Produce More Child Sex Abusers?

August 1, 2013 8:00 AM

A writer for the "Friendly Athiest" channel on Patheos recently asked whether religions produce "more than their fair share" of child sex abusers. The basis of his question, and his answer, which was yes, is the ongoing abuse scandals...

Are You Preventing Sexual Abuse?

July 16, 2013 8:00 AM

What are you doing to prevent child sex abuse at your church? Learn more here....

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Child Protection at Your Church

June 25, 2013 8:00 AM

With summer in full swing, and many regular volunteers out on vacation, it's tempting to relax the rules a bit in order to keep your children's ministry volunteer staff up to capacity. However, your church still has first-time and regular...

Getting Pushy on the Online Playground

October 23, 2012 8:00 AM

“Bullying” and “cyberbullying” are not legal terms, but umbrella phrases that cover a variety of behaviors. As such, there are a range of uses for the terms. Church leaders must know and understand them, particularly in the context of...

Report: Penn State Sex Abuse Allegations Arose in 1998

July 12, 2012 3:13 PM

Joe Paterno and other key Penn State officials knew about sex abuse allegations as early as 1998, but actively hushed concerns in fear of repercussions, according to a special investigative team’s report released today. The sweeping independent report notes that...

Rewriting Paterno's Playbook

November 11, 2011 2:05 PM

On November 6, 2011, Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State defensive coordinator, was charged with molesting eight young boys between 1994 and 2009. Although he retired from Penn State’s football staff in 1999, he continued to use the school’s facilities...

Protecting the Elderly from Abuse

October 25, 2011 8:00 AM

Many churches create child abuse protection plans to keep kids safe from abuse. Older adults, especially those who are housebound and unable to fully care for themselves, deserve similar protection, too. Seniors who have family members or caretakers that...