Child Safety

Preventing and responding to sexual abuse is a major issue for churches and ministries. This article discusses the various ways in which attorneys can help organizations prevent and respond to abuse and discusses what ministries should expect from their attorneys.

This post discusses child suicide, the general risk factors, the particular impact of COVID–19, how organizations can respond to at–risk children and families, and how organizations can address trauma in responders.

A recent case from Montana demonstrates the complicated interaction of mandatory reporting laws and child protection with the clergy privilege.

A religious organization was accused of protecting a known pedophile within its organization. How can an organization stay on the right side of the law and be sure that it protects children?

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Roger L. Dixon, M. Div., Th.M., Ph.D. about biblical ethics and responding to child abuse. 

With thousands of active agents in the United States and around the world, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a viable recipient of international child abuse reports.

Campus disciplinary committees can no longer hold Title IX hearings without protecting the due process rights of accused students, including cross-examination, even at private educational institutions.

A multi-chapter resource by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Dr. Brent Lindquist about ensuring the optimal experience for children in the missions field.

We discuss the benefits of Verified Volunteers, an organization option that is focused on providing affordable, easy, and thorough background checks for volunteers.

This post addresses tips for preventing bullying in religious organizations by adapting the best practices from Stop Bullying Now! to the mission environment.