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When Faith Hurts

October 6, 2020

When Faith Hurts

Empowering the Faith Community to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect

This 3-day, virtual conference Oct. 6-8 will equip faith leaders to recognize abuse, respond well to the pastoral and emotional needs of those impacted by abuse, and guide you toward developing policies and procedures that will protect the vulnerable in your congregation.

CBF South Carolina is pleased to partner with The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville in this event, making it free to participants.  So, please consider setting aside some time to learn from the best (and these presenters are some of the best in the country) about ways to protect your church and its people.

Victor Vieth, the Director of Education and Research for the Zero Abuse Project, will conduct the training that 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.


Here’s a link to the specific schedule.