Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide
Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities
Since 1998, Safe Sanctuaries™ resources have been a trusted source of guidance for churches and other affiliated institutions as they work to reduce the risk of abuse in their communities through proven policies and practices. A changing world, however, requires a constant renewal of these trusted strategies along with new and updated approaches to the work of preventing abuse. Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities builds on the strong foundation of past resources while also inspiring and preparing churches for the work of the future.
For many churches and related organizations, creating a Safe Sanctuaries policy can be a complex and overwhelming process. The Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide serves as a 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.
Continue the work of building safer sanctuaries with the Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide.
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The writing team for Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities includes Bishop Peggy Johnson, Angela Schaffner, Bonnie L. Bevers, Leanne Hadley, Brittany Sky, Kelly Peterson, Lynn Swedberg, Robyn Arab, Derrick Scott III, Jessica Gamaché, Lynn Caterson, Chris Wilterdink, Kevin Johnson, and Truman Brooks.
Learn more about supplemental Safer Sanctuaries resources at SaferSanctuaries.org.