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Keeping Faith Basic Course

October 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Empowering the Faith Community to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse

About this event

*THIS TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY*** To pay for your registration by credit card, please select the pay option “PayPal” and the system will take you the credit card processing page. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay with a Credit Card. **

2 -Day Course


This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Included are discussions detailing the impact of child abuse on a victim’s sense of spirituality and offering concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment. The course also discusses ideal child protection policies for a faith-based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation. A review of various child abuse case scenarios and a discussion on appropriate and inappropriate responses allows for real-life problem-solving and feedback.

Why is this training important for every faith community?

  • 93% of sex offenders describe themselves as being ‘religious’
  • 20% of 2864 church leaders knew of at least one convicted sex offender who was attending or was a member of their church (Christianity Today 2010)
  • Child abuse Survivor Quote: “I went online to every faith community in my area trying to find a place in which I felt safe to worship. None of them gave me any information about safety policies in their community so I just gave up trying.”

Intended Audience

Clergy, chaplains, youth ministers, faith leaders, counselors and other members of a faith community who may work with children or families impacted by child abuse.

Presented by:

  • Victor Vieth, Chief Program Officer, Education and Research, Zero Abuse Project
  • Alison Feigh, Director, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
  • Pete Singer, Executive Director, G.R.A.C.E.; Founding Director, Care in Action, Minnesota

***Group Discount: Buy 4 registrations get the 5th registration free. When selecting this option for purchase, the cost of 5 tickets is set to equal the cost of four full registrations and one free registration.Must purchase all registrations at the same time. Group registrations are not eligible for cancellation or refund (substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time).


October 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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