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Preventing Sexual Abuse - What leaders should KNOW

Learn how to protect children from sexual abuse with an effective SAFETY SYSTEM.

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Is Sexual Abuse Really That Big of a Problem?

1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18

1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18

  • Protective barriers in the Church tend to be critically low, creating a target for predators

  • Ongoing failure to address this issue results in increased risk to children and students in ministry programs

The average convicted offender may have between 50-150 victims

The average convicted offender may have between 50-150 victims

  • Less than 10% of sexual abusers will EVER encounter the criminal justice system

  • There is NO visual profile for molesters

  • Most molesters appear helpful, trustworthy and responsible

The average abuser molests his first victim by age 13 or 14

The average abuser molests his first victim by age 13 or 14

  • 90% of victims are abused by someone they
    know and trust

  • Abusers come from all segments of society and many are married, educated and have families

The average age of criminal prosecution for the convicted abuser is 35 years of age

The average age of criminal prosecution for the convicted abuser is 35 years of age

  • Sexual abusers groom children and gatekeepers prior to sexual behavior

  • Staff Members and Volunteers are gatekeepers and MUST understand and recognize the abuser’s ‘grooming process'

These statistics apply to YOUR ministry.  

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MinistrySafe provides a complete
Child Safety System designed to
reduce the risk of sexual abuse.

 

MinistrySafe provides a complete Child Safety System designed to reduce the risk of sexual abuse.

How safe is your ministry? Find out by completing an online Safety Assessment.

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How to Get Started

Sign Up

Click 'Sign Up', use the coupon code and enter your organization's information.
Follow the instructions to designate a Safety System Administrator (SSA) and create 'Tags' for ease of organizing, filtering and sorting.

Log In and Add Users

Now you are ready to import Trainees. You may enter Trainees individually or have a MinistrySafe staff member import Trainees in batches. The initial batch import will allow you to apply Tags and automatically send Training links to staff members and volunteers. To add additional Trainees, simply log in and click 'Manage Users' on the left-hand menu. Click the green 'Add User' button and enter the appropriate information for each Trainee.

Contact the MinistrySafe office to request batch imports.

Send Training

Click 'Awareness Training', then 'Send Training' on the left-hand menu. From this screen, you may send Training links by checking the box of those you wish to train, then selecting 'Submit'. Choose the Training you want to send and click 'Send'. Trainees will receive an email with a personalized link to view the Training and complete a short quiz.

Contact a MinistrySafe staff member to learn more about the features and functionality of this powerful online resource.

 

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