Abuse Awareness

Abuse happens, even here among us. And children are not the only victims, and not all abuse is sexual. But it doesn't have to be this way, and you don't have to face these issues alone. Safe Church Ministry equips congregations in abuse awareness, prevention and response.

Abuse Awareness Sunday

The fourth Sunday in September has been designated by synod as Abuse Awareness Sunday. It's important for us to understand this topic that affects so many people and our congregational life. Abuse is NOT OK, but talking about abuse IS OK and can lead to better prevention and a better response. The resources below are arranged topically for your convenience. If the fourth Sunday in September doesn't work, these resources remain available to use at another time. Any day is a good day for greater abuse awareness.

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Please click on any of the following topics below to learn more and connect with resources: