Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities is a new and comprehensive resource that continues the tradition of Safe Sanctuaries ministry by building on the trusted policies and procedures that have guided churches over the past twenty-five years. This resource contains theological grounding for the work of abuse prevention, psychological insights about abuse and abuse prevention, basic guidelines for risk reduction, age-level specific guidance, and step-by-step instructions on how to develop, revise, update, and implement an abuse prevention plan in your church or organization.
For Christians, resisting evil and doing justice are ways that we live and serve Jesus Christ. Safer Sanctuaries provides helps to do just that by framing this work as a life-giving, community-enhancing, and proactive endeavor. It enables communities to be empowered and flourish as they develop and implement policies and procedures that make everyone safer.
Also available is the Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide, an interactive companion for your team as they work through the process of developing and implementing a Safe Sanctuaries policy.
Designed to work alongside the Safer Sanctuaries manual, the Online Guide supplements each section of the manual with video, reflection questions, and scenarios designed to deepen your understanding for successful implementation. The Online Guide will encourage and motivate your team to move from understanding the need for a Safe Sanctuaries policy to the creation of a policy unique to your setting.
Save 20% by purchasing the Safer Sanctuaries Print Book and Online Guide bundle. You will receive one print copy of Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities as well as one enrollment in the Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide.
Bulk discounts are available for the purchase of 5 or more books. Email [email protected] to learn more.
In October 2022, Discipleship Ministries and The Upper Room offered a webinar series featuring insights from Safer Sanctuaries writers. The series included four informative 45-minute sessions with lively discussions that provided highlights of the essential concepts covered in this new and updated resource.
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