Dove's Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children & Youth Safe


Freeman Training

Comprehensive Schoolwide Training

Dove’s Nest received a generous grant from the Schowalter Foundation that helped fund an in-person, schoolwide training at Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota. The staff received an introduction to the Circle of Grace curriculum, its activities, and how it teaches boundaries at various grade levels. This comprehensive training also covered topics relating to power and control behaviors: bullying, dating violence, grooming, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and all types of child abuse.

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If you’d like training on similar topics or the Circle of Grace training for your church or school, contact Kathy Haake at Kathy [at]


Dove's Nest's mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children"  (Luke 18:16 NLT).