When Faith Hurts: Equipping the Church for Faithful Response to Child Abuse and Its Implications for Congregational Care
A Conference for All Church Staff and Leadership
The Julie Valentine Center is pleased to invite you to attend When Faith Hurts. We are excited to bring Victor Vieth, the Senior Director and Founder of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, to Greenville to conduct the training.
This training will prepare attendees to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. We will discuss the prevalence of child abuse, the impact of abuse on spirituality, the interest offenders have in churches and faith-based camps and schools, and will offer suggestions for working to assist a child in coping with maltreatment. The training will also discuss ideal child protection policies for a faith based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation.
- The impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment.
- Ideal child protection policies for a faith-based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation.
- Review of various child abuse case scenarios and appropriate and inappropriate responses.
Clergy, church staff, chaplains, youth ministers, children’s ministers, deacons, elders, faith leaders, Christian counselors, Stephen ministers, Christian camp directors and staff, and other members of a faith community who may work with children or families impacted by child abuse.
Dates: October 2-4, 2017
Time: 8:30- 5 (October 2-3)
8:30- 1:30 (October 4
Location: United Community Bank
306 E North St.
Greenville SC 29601
For additional information contact Carrie Nettles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-331-0560 ext.230