Summit In Focus
WHAT IS THE SEXUAL ABUSE SUMMIT?
The Summit is a two-day conference focused on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Summit speakers are attorneys and experts who repeatedly address legal issues related to child sexual abuse.
- Understanding the Risk
- Implementing Preventative Measures
- Preparing for and Responding to an Allegation
- Complying with Abuse Reporting Requirements
- Creating Registered Sexual Offender Policies
- Searching Criminal Records Effectively
- Applying Changes in the Law
Addressing Sexual Abuse In The Church
For nearly a decade, child sexual abuse has been the number one reason ministries have ended up in court.
Child sexual abuse is devastating to the victim, the victim’s family, the congregation and the church itself, creating negative public perception and significant financial loss.
Offenders are drawn to child-serving programs with fewer protections in place – the welcoming, inclusive environment in Christian ministries provides a prime target.
Consider these facts: 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before reaching 18 years of age, and these statistics skip no spiritual paradigm. 1 in 3 reported cases involve peer sexual abuse: children abusing other children.
Day 1: The Summit will provide ministry leaders with essential information and resources, empowering attendees with proactive safeguards to protect children and equip ministry personnel and better navigate the legal and practical challenges related to abuse.
Day 2: The Summit will provide a broad array of information and discussion regarding the impact of abuse on child victims and adult survivors, as well as how to better understand models of care, compassionate response and the creation of environments where victims feel believed and protected.
Come join us as we tackle these thorny issues in a hurting world.
Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love’s expertise was evident from the moment we met them. They have become trusted voices we can contact whenever we need counsel. MinistrySafe helped us to meet our objective of providing a secure environment for children to hear the gospel.
— Doug Stanley, Operations Director at The Village Church - Flower Mound, TX
MinistrySafe has provided us with high impact, practical solutions and methodologies that will live on for years in all our ministry locations. Every program needs to hear from MinistrySafe. Regardless of what you have in place, they will increase the level of protection in your program.
— Mike Diggs, Safety Director at The Rock Church - San Diego, CA
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DAY 1: Kick Off
DAY 1: Midday Sessions
DAY 1: Afternoon Sessions
DAY 1: Closing
DAY 2: Kick Off
DAY 2: Panels
DAY 2: Afternoon Breakout
DAY 2: Closing
Our Christian outdoor adventure camps have been using MinistrySafe for Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for years. It is a critical component of our efforts to protect minors. Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have been helpful partners for years, providing excellent resources and services.
— Jeff Ward, Director of Finance & Administration at Glorieta Camps - Glorieta, NM