There are numerous types of abuse that can and do take place in our culture today.  This often seeps into the local church as well.  There is sexual, emotional and verbal abuse which are probably the bigger categories. 

Light has been directed on the sexual abuse issue in churches.  It is the goal and desire for this never to take place in a church.  Leaders need to be alert to the issue and be prepared which means a potential elimination of this as an issue.  We are listing some links to quality organizations that deal with this issue. 

http://www.sbc.net/churchresources/sexabuseprevention.asp

Child Abuse Reporting Requirements

https://incacs.org/indianas-mandated-reporting-law-means-everyone-even-duty-children/

https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/safety/faq-child-abuse.pdf

https://apps.rainn.org/policy/policy-state-laws-export.cfm?state=Indiana&group=4

 

 

Contact our staff if you have questions or needs related to these subjects.

bweeks@scbi.org