Child Abuse

Most people know that if there is an allegation of child abuse, a report to the authorities needs to be made, but may be unsure of how to do it. We've created a template form and some guidelines that may help.

When people think of child sexual abuse or sexual misconduct against children, they often do not think of inappropriate behavior between children. But the reality is that often, minors are both perpetrators and victims. This article provides recommendations for responses that will bring healing rather than make matters worse.

New federal legislation is creating additional protections for pregnant workers and new moms in the workforce.

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.

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. 

Sexual harassment and abuse create tragic stories for individuals and organizations. How do we prevent abusive or harassing behavior by basic best practices?

A Florida preschool recently learned a hard lesson about the importance of good child protection.

This article was published in the 2014 Evangelical Missionary Society's annual publication number 22 called The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, Care.

Failing in the child protection arena has two possible worst-case outcomes for organizations. You need to get these policies right the first time. Organizations need to work on their child protection policies.