Resources for Developing Policies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Audage, S.J. (2007). Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, available at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/PreventingChildSexualAbuse-a.pdf#page=1.

Vieth, V.I. (2011). “Suffer the Children: Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment,” Jacob’s Hope, 2:1, available at www.gundersenhealth.org/upload/docs/NCPTC/Jacobs-Hope/Jacobs-Hopevol2-issue1.pdf.

Darkness to Light. At-home training, available at http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6143709/ k.3D5F/Child_Sexual_Abuse_Prevention_Training_ ONLINE.htm. ($10)

Haffner, D. Balancing Acts: Keeping Children Safe in Congregations. Conversation about policies developed in a Unitarian congregation. Available at www.uua.org/sites/live-zew.uua.org/files/balancingact.pdf.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway has information summarizing the laws for each state on issues of mandatory reporting, clergy-penitent privilege in abuse cases, definitions of abuse, where to call to report abuse, and more. Available at https://www.childwelfare.gov/.

Prevent Child Abuse NY has tip sheets for parents and kids, but is not specific to organizations or developing policies. Available at http://www.preventchildabuseny.org/resources/.

 

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