Child Abuse Prevention for Churches

Journey of Grace has been afforded an opportunity to support fellow churches efforts to create safe spaces for the children and teens in your congregation. There are two statistics that tell us we must do this necessary work. First, we know that 90% of child abuse cases involve someone the victim knows* and trusts. Second, 80% of child predators have stated they attend church*. These two statistics are alarming and require us to respond.

Journey of Grace and the CAN Council are partnering to host Stewards of Children®, an evidence-informed, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. This training is offered at no cost to you and will provide tools and resources to help ensure the safety of the most vulnerable in your congregation.

Click here to register you and your staff and volunteers for this important training.