Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Assisting churches with awareness and education on the topic of sexual abuse prevention, specifically in ministry contexts.

In Partnership with

MinistrySafe is a national and industry leader in sexual abuse risk reduction with a mission to protect children and those who serve them. Founders Greg Love and Kimberlee Norris are sexual abuse attorneys with a nationwide legal practice limited to issues involving child sexual abuse. Texas Baptists leans into the expertise of MinistrySafe to provide practical information regarding child sexual abuse prevention including the...

  • WHY (accurate information about abuse and abusers)
  • WHAT (description of an effective ministry Safety System)
  • HOW(resources and tools necessary to create an effective Safety System)

You can learn more about MinistrySafe through these links:

Webinars

Texas Baptists desire to assist our churches with awareness and education on the topic of sexual abuse prevention, specifically in ministry contexts. We partner with MinistrySafe to offer online webinar opportunities on a variety of topics related to sexual abuse prevention. The 60 - 90 minute webinars take a deeper dive into topics such as Background Checks, Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, Skillful Screening, Monitoring and Oversight, Policies and Procedures, and many more. You can view our upcoming webinars below or sign up to be notified of webinar dates.

January 17, 2023 | 9:30 am - noon
Church Safety Workshop
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February 28, 2023 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Peer to Peer Sexual Abuse
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March 30, 2023 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
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April 27, 2023 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
TBD

May 16, 2023 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
TBD

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Resources

Church Safety Workshop “Lite”

This is a 2 hour online presentation on the effective parts of a Safety System, created for ministers that are unable to attend a live training.

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Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is key in equipping staff members and volunteers to better understand the risk of child sexual abuse. Texas Baptists is providing FREE access to this nearly 90 minute online training video and certification quiz, the first step of the MinistrySafe 5-Part Safety System, to encourage, support, and equip you with information to protect children in your care.

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Testimonials

Here’s what Texas Baptists pastors, ministers, and directors are saying about MinistrySafe.

“This is vital for all our leaders to know.”
“We are not as prepared as we think we are.”
“I believe there is not a church or an organization which deals with youth or children that would not benefit from this training. As a pastor and former youth minister, I wish I had this training years ago.”
“We need to be better prepared and more willing to protect what God has allowed us to do with our children.”

Questions?

Katie Swafford, M.A., L.P.C.-S
Director, Counseling Services

(214) 828-5188
katie.swafford[at]txb.org