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Let the Children Come: Preparing Faith Communities to End Child Abuse and Neglect

by Jeanette Harder (Scottdale, PA: Herald Press)

 

213 pages. Paper. $12.99 USD

 

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• Are children safe at your church?

• What precautions have you taken to ensure they won’t be abused?

• Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect?

• What should you do if you suspect a child in your church or neighborhood is being abused or neglected?

If you aren't sure how to answer those questions, you need Let the Children Come, a new book from Herald Press that helps churches and church-related ministries learn how to keep children safe and strengthen families.

In the context of the Bible and faith, Let the Children Come helps Christians learn about their role in ending child abuse and neglect in all communities: church, home, extended family, neighborhood, school, work. Each chapter contains real-life stories, discussion questions and action items; the appendix includes prayers, readings, and exercises for use in adult education.

About the book:

In the context of the Bible and faith, Let the Children Come will help Christians learn about their role in ending child abuse and neglect in all communities: church, home, extended family, neighborhood, school, work. Each chapter contains real-life stories, discussion questions and action items; the appendix includes prayers, readings, and exercises for use in adult education.

From the author:

"Sadly, children are being hurt and killed every day through abuse and neglect. While the church would like to believe that 'it doesn't happen here,' research and experience tell us that it does. Members of our faith communities need training to recognize the signs of abuse and to know how to respond. Faith communities need to be reminded of their role in protecting children, strengthening families, and ending child abuse and neglect."

Table of contents:

  1. Dispelling myths of child abuse and neglect
  2. Our spheres of influence
  3. What does the Bible have to say about abuse and neglect?
  4. Child abuse and neglect 101
  5. A look at neglect and emotional abuse
  6. A look at physical abuse
  7. A look at sexual abuse
  8. Risk and protective factors for abuse and neglect
  9. Offenders of abuse and neglect
  10. Ending child abuse in communities
  11. Ending child abuse in churches
  12. Child abuse prevention policies in churches

Order the book here and get a signed copy!

  213 pages. Paper. $12.99 USD

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Contact Jeanette Harder: jharder[at]unomaha[dot]edu