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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sunday, April 30th, 2023 | Blue Sunday

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Abuse Indicators

Learn how to recognize activities and behaviors common to victims of abuse.

Bulletin Insert

Download our Blue Sunday bulletin insert to help equip your congregation for preventing abuse and creating safe environments for the vulnerable. 

Free Resources

Additional resources and articles to help you assess and implement your organization’s child protection measures, and more!

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” – Psalm 10:17-18 (ESV)

What does scripture say about child safety and abuse prevention? We’ve put together a list of verses that are helpful to understanding a biblical view of caring for the vulnerable.

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Featured Articles

Abuse Prevention Month

Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse: A Call to Respond

The warning signs existed 30 years ago. Will we heed the call today? About 30 years ago, attorney Richard Hammar…
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Who Protects This House?

As parents of little girls, we find ourselves laying in their beds every night to pray, read, talk about the…
Abuse Prevention Month

God’s Healing Word–Scripture and Speaking Up About Abuse

“Why didn’t we say anything?” This is a question my cousin and I recently pondered.  We were both aware of…
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