These worshop and training opportunities are available to each church on the date of their choice. These workshops can be customized to the unique needs of each church.

Contact Faye Martin for more information or to setup a time for training.

You can download a copy of the training brochure here.

 

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness

Workshop Content Who Should Attend?
1.1 Basic Information
(2 hrs)
  • BC laws on reporting child abuse.
  • Responding to reports when protection is needed.
  • Forms of abuse: Recognizing physical, sexual, emotional abuse indicators
  • Issues surrounding disclosures and supporting a child who discloses.
  • All staff and volunteers (ages 18 and up) working with children and minors.
1.2 Physical, Emotional Abuse and Neglect
(2 hrs)
  • Physical, Emotional Abuse & Neglect; Similar to CAP # 1.1, but more in depth.
  • Signs and Indicators; Why do Children remain silent?
  • How can the church respond?
  • How can the church be proactive in being a Safe Place.
  • Video Examples: “The David Pelzer Story: A Child Called IT” & “Scared Silent”
  • All staff and volunteers (ages 18 and up) working with children and minors.
  • Must have taken 1.1 workshop previously.

1.3 Sexual, Emotional Abuse and Neglect
(2 hrs)

  • More in depth than CAP # 1.1 with emphasis on Sexual & Emotional Abuse and Neglect.
  • How can the Church respond?
  • How can the church be proactive in being a Safe Place?
  • Video Examples: “Scared Silent” – 2 offenders and Victims share their stories of sexual and emotional abuse.
  • All staff and volunteers (ages 18 and up) working with children and minors.
  • Must have taken 1.1 workshop previously.
1.4 Emotional Abuse (2 hrs)
  • More in depth than CAP # 1.1 with emphasis on Emotional Abuse and Negect.
  • All staff and volunteers (ages 18 and up) working with children and minors.

Equipping Leaders And Protecting Ministries

Workshop Content Who Should Attend?

2.1 Equipping Leaders & Protecting Ministry
(5 hrs)

  • - Relational Skills; Understanding and Responding to Emotions
  • Relational Boundaries and Safe Guards
  • Positions of trust: Understanding the Risks
  • Protecting Ourselves, ministry and the church.
  • Pastors, Church Staff, Council Members and Ministry/Program Leaders.
  • Recommended for council and leadership retreats

2.2 A Safe Church - Responding to Abuse in Positions of Trust
(2.5 hrs)

  • Forms of Abuse; Definitions of Abuse.
  • How to make our church a safe place.
  • How does the CRC respond to abuse allegations? What is the Advisory Panel Process?
  • Video: “Not in My Church”. A church’s story of its pastor, the women he abused and the response of the church.
  • Pastors, Church Staff, Council Members and Ministry/Program Leaders.
2.3 Council Training: The Advisory Panel Process
(2 hrs)
  • The Advisory Panel Process: The role of the council, the Safe Church Team, the accuser and the accused in responding to abuse allegations against a church leader(s).
  • Identifying and understanding the dynamics of abuse.
  • Church Councils
2.4 Safe Church Policy Development and Implementation Training
(2 hrs)
  • Seven reasons why we adopt abuse prevention policies
  • General Prevention Policies
  • What makes churches vulnerable. Video: “Reducing the Risk”
  • Definitions of abuse; BC Law and Reporting
  • Church Councils and Key Leaders in Children and Youth Ministry.
2.5 Equipping Youth Leaders & Protecting Ministry
(4-5 hrs)
  • The role of the Leader in Youth Ministry
  • Identifying Risks in Youth Ministry; Understanding, Protecting, and Caring for Ourselves; Leadership Conduct, Understanding Boundaries.
  • Youth Pastors/Directors & Youth Leaders.
  • Recommended for Leadership Retreats

Special Interest

Workshop Content Who Should Attend?
3.1 Safekeeping Kids and Teens
(3.5 hrs)
  • Understanding the development and emotional needs of children and teens.
  • Creating supportive and protective ministry environments.
  • Basic info and skills to teach children and teens for their protection
  • Healthy responses to inappropriate conduct and a disclosure of abuse
  • Internet Safeguards
  • Parents and Leaders in Children and Youth Ministries.
3.2 Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training For Youth
(1.5+ hrs)
  • What is abuse?
  • Emotional abuse, bullying, physical, sexual abuse and harassment
  • Video examples.
  • Participants in Youth Programs.
  • Recommended for Youth Retreats
3.3 Understanding and Responding to an Offender.
(6 hrs)
  • Training for churches and individuals to give informed support and responses to individuals and families.
  • Information on the nature and issue of offending
  • Church Councils, Church Leaders & Members.
  • Led by Faye Martin and Dr Frank Groenewold
3.4 Internet 101: Internet Safety for Everyone.
(2 hrs)
  • Tools and Materials to promote online safety in your community and for your children.
  • Topics include: Use of webcams, Cyber- Bullying, Chatting, Appropriate use of Social Networking sites, Sexual exploitation of children.
  • Youth, parents, church leaders.