NCAC Offering One-Day Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for Churches – National Children’s Advocacy Center Skip to content

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children within faith communities is of paramount importance. To address this critical issue, the National Children’s Advocacy Center hosting a one-day workshop titled “No Stumbling Block for Churches: Congregational Considerations for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse.” This workshop will provide invaluable insights and guidance to faith leaders and communities seeking to create safe, trauma-informed environments for their congregations.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Proper responses from faith communities to allegations or arrests of congregants.
  • How to identify abuse
  • Elements of a robust theology of child protection.
  • Integral components of a sound child protection policy.
  • Appropriate measures to responding to grooming and predatory behaviors within congregations.

This workshop will be led by nationally renowned speakers. Rev. Carrie Walker Nettles, MDiv, VSP is a Chaplain & Specialized Victim Advocate at the Julie Valentine Center.  She is dedicated to supporting survivors and promoting safety within faith communities. Dr. Jay Kieve, D.Min, Th.M. is the Director of Ministerial Transitions & Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His expertise in abuse prevention and response will provide invaluable insights for faith leaders.

This workshop is part of the NCAC’s 40th International Symposium on Child Abuse and stand-alone tickets may be purchased. Registration is through the Symposium registration site. When registering, select selecting Pre-Conference Registration ONLY.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024
Time: 8:30am – 2:45pm
Location: Von Braun Center South Hall
Cost: $129 per person (box lunch included)
Register Here