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Resource: DVD (DVD8840) Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth     
Author: Joy Thornburg Melton
Publisher: Discipleship Resouces, 2004
Length: 90 mins
Subjects: Child Advocacy; Child Protection; Safe Sanctuaries
# Copies: 1
ISBN/ISSN: 9780881774153
Description: This DVD is a companion to Joy Thornburg Melton's Safe Sanctuaries series of books, on children & youth safety from sexual abuse within the church. This will help Christian clergy and laity assess risk and implement processes to reduce the likelihood of abuse in their congregations.
Segment 1: Why, The tragic reality of sexual abuse;the scriptural basis for our response; recognizing various kinds of abuse; the impact of abuse on victims, abusers, families, friends and congregations and insurance and liability issues.
Segment 2: How? Evaluating the risk in your church; establishing abuse-prevention policies; recruiting , screening and hiring workers;guidelines for volunteers; and day-to-day procedures for safety.
Segment 3: Reporting and Responding; A plan for legal reporting ; responding to the victim, to the victim's family, to the news media, to insurance agents, and possibly to the abuser and the abuser's family; and support ministries.
Age Groups: Young Adult; Adult (30-55); Adult (55+)


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