This course will equip both counselors and church leaders to help Christian organizations prepare and implement procedures to prevent child and adult abuse and to take appropriate action when faced with allegations.
Child sexual abuse is one of the fastest growing forms of child abuse. Sadly, the Christian community is far from immune. Child abuse is both spiritually and financially devastating to the Christian community. Those who survive child abuse face a lifetime of spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges. So too do adult victims of clergy sexual abuse. When the Christian community does not respond well to abuse victims, the damage only increases. This course will equip both counselors and church leaders to help Christian organizations prepare and implement procedures to prevent child and adult abuse and to take appropriate action when faced with allegations.
COURSE GOALS: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
-Understand the theological and legal reasons to be proactive to abuse allegations
-Identify common offender strategies
-Learn counseling and ministry responses to child and adult abuse victims and offenders
-Develop strategies for abuse prevention and response policies for your organization to minimize risk
Philip G. Monroe, PsyD
Phil Monroe is Professor of Counseling & Psychology and Director of the MA in Counseling program at Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, PA (www.biblical edu). He maintains a private counseling practice at Diane Langberg & Associates, For more information about Biblical Seminary and it's newly formed Global Trauma Recovery Institute, go to www.globaltraumarecovery.org.
Basyle Tchividjian, JD
Boz is the founder of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (www.netgrace.org) and Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, VA. Boz has held positions as Assistant State Attorney and Chief Prosecutor of the Sexual Crimes Division. He is blessed to be the grandson of Dr. Billy Graham.
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