Protecting Our Children and Youth Conference

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"Protecting Our Children and Youth" Conference and Worship Gathering


Dove's Nest, pastors, church leaders, and professionals from across North America came together to learn how to protect our children and youth from neglect and abuse!

Conference Site: Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha

2014 Conference Group

2014 Conference Handouts (Click on Title to Download)

"Why do You Need a Protection Policy in Your Church?" - Jan Slabaugh

"Circles of Support and Accountability - Ministering to Today's Lepers and Keeping Children Safe" - Clare Ann Ruth-Hefflebower

"Equipping Pastors to Recognize and Report Abuse" - Melissa Hofsteter

"Being Accountable to the Promise to Protect" - Mary Beth Hanus
Associated Documents: Safe Environment Code of Conduct

"Child Abuse and Neglect 101: Reporting and Responsing to Child Abuse and Neglect" - Mandy Busch
Associated Documents: 5-Layer Child Safety Net