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Dove's Nest: February 2016 Newsletter 
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10 Ways Your Church Can Prevent Child Abuse 

By Carolyn Holderread Heggen

Here are ten ways that churches can prevent child abuse. This content is extracted from a chapter of Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches by Carolyn Holderread Heggen (1993). Holderread Heggen, PhD, is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma recovery ...

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Addressing a Known Potential Threat

By Dr. Trudy Good

Safe Church policies and procedures should include two important efforts: First, Safe Church is about preventing abuse of children and vulnerable members. Second, Safe Church is about protecting children and vulnerable members when there is a known potential threat ...

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What About the Most Vulnerable?

By Anna Groff, Executive Director

In addition to protecting children, churches ought to be aware of the need for safety for all vulnerable persons, including—but not limited to—children and adults with disabilities and the elderly. Many studies point to the unfortunate truth that children with chronic medical conditions or disabilities are at increased risk for abuse and neglect ...

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Prepare for April: Child Abuse Prevention Month 

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we all can play an important role in making meaningful connections with children and families in our communities. Since 1983, the Children's Bureau has been a stalwart in its efforts to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month, according to the Administration for Children and Families.

Stay tuned for bulletin inserts, a children's story, and other materials coming soon from Dove's Nest!

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