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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

Spotting and Preventing a Child Sexual Predator

Sexual predators walk among us. They are both men and women, young and old, and they are from all types…
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Identifying Predatory Behavior

Whether you are a teacher, children’s ministry director in a local church, or camp administrator, what would you give to…
Abuse Prevention Month

A Healthy Church is a Safe Church

Every (good) seminary instructs students about healthy churches. From a biblical perspective, what are the qualities of a healthy congregation?…
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Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse: A Call to Respond
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