Helpful Articles

Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris are frequently asked to create content for national and regional publications to inform readers about the impact and prevention of child sexual abuse. MinistrySafe's library contains a selection of these publications, alongside articles from other experts. Become a MinistrySafe member today.

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Prevention & Response

Child Sexual Abuse in Ministry Contexts – Understanding the Risk
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – An Effective Safety System
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Effective Screening – Keeping the Wolf Out of the Sheep Pen
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Background Checks – Not a Silver Bullet!
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Reporting Abuse – The Church’s Blind Spot
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Responding to an Allegation – How to Navigate a Sexual Abuse Crisis at Your Church
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse and Insurance Coverage – Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse in the Church

Child Sexual Abuse: 10 Facts Every Pastor Should Know
Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. & Georgia McKnight, Esq.

Calling the Church to Action
Gregory S. Love, Esq., Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. & Dr. James Reeves

From the Front - Preaching Sexual Abuse
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse & Student Ministry - High Risk & Low Barriers
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Equipping Through Seminaries
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

RESOLVED: Prevention AND Caring Well
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Sexual Abuse Issues in the Church: Raising the Bar
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

The Cost of Being a Shepherd
Analysis of Vienna Presbyterian Church’s response to sexual abuse
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Abuse Prevention Legislation

Background Checks: How Federal and State Law is Failing to Protect Children
Georgia McKnight, Esq. May 30, 2023

New California Sexual Abuse Prevention Legislation AB2669 modifies AB506 Requirements
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Oct. 21, 2022

New California Sexual Abuse Prevention Legislation Requirement for 'Youth Service Organizations'
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Nov. 18, 2021

S.534 – Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport: New Federal Legislation Takes Extraordinary Step
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Feb. 2, 2018

Shifting the Injustice: An Unfortunate ‘NO’ Vote
Gregory S. Love, Esq. Feb. 1, 2018

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport
(Proposed Legislation Creates a New ‘Standard of Care’)
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. June 9, 2017

The Hidden Predator Act in Georgia: Time-Barred Sexual Abuse Cases Given New Life
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Sept. 8, 2015

Expanding Abuse Reporting Requirements: Texas, S.C., Colo. and National Trends
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Jan. 1, 2015

An Analysis of Texas SB 471
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq. Sept. 18, 2011

How to comply with Texas SB 471: Day Care Centers and Child Placing Agencies
(A Step-by-Step Guide for Day Care Centers and Child Placing Agencies to Comply with Texas SB 471)
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

How to Comply with Texas SB 471: Schools
(Step-by-Step Guide for Schools to Comply with Texas SB 471)
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Change in Florida Sexual Abuse Law: HB525
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Awareness Training Required for Colleges
Texas SB 1414 Makes Awareness Training Mandatory
Gregory S. Love, Esq.

New Texas Youth Camp Rules: Effective May 16, 2010
Analysis of Texas Admin Code §265
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

TEXAS EDUCATORS: Jenna’s Law became effective June 19, 2009
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Sex Offenders

Registered Sex Offenders – Should Your Church Accommodate Known Offenders?
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Stopping Sex Offenders in Their Tracks
Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Carla van Dam, Ph.D.

Reporting

Reporting Abuse – The Church’s Blind Spot
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Responding to an Allegation – How to Navigate a Sexual Abuse Crisis at Your Church
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

We've Made a Report – Now What?
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Reporting vs. Reputation – Dangers of Choosing an Organization-Centered Response
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

False Allegations – An Uncommon Occurrence
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Step-by-Step Guide to Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse

Special Needs Programming

Child Sexual Abuse & Special Needs: Protecting the MOST Vulnerable
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Third-Party Facility Use

Screening & Administration

Effective Screening – Keeping the Wolf Out of the Sheep Pen
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse Policies & Procedures: An Example of What NOT to do
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Background Checks: How Federal and State Law is Failing to Protect Children
Georgia McKnight, Esq.

Sexual Abuse Fire Drill: Put Preparation to the Test
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Insurance & Coverage

Insurance Carriers as Change Agents
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Every Sexual Abuse Crisis Impacts the Church
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse & Insurance – The Landscape Continues to Change
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Child Sexual Abuse and Insurance Coverage – Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Record Keeping

The Importance of Record Keeping
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Sexual Abuse Risk and Record Retention
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

School Resources

Child Sexual Abuse: What Should Schools Be Doing?
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Virtual Instruction – Navigating Online Resources & Child Safety
Gregory S. Love, Esq. & Kimberlee D. Norris, Esq.

Helpful Links

MinistrySafe provides members useful resources to help prevent child sexual abuse. These helpful links supply sexual abuse statistics, reporting requirements and more. Become a MinistrySafe member today.

Abuse Prevention Systems: www.AbusePreventionSystems.com

Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov

The National Sex Offender Website: National Sex Offender Registry

Texas sexual abuse prevention laws