Chapter 4 Child Abuse and Neglect 101
Chapter 8 Risk and Protective Factors
Appendix 1 Parenting Curricula
Appendix 3 Faith Denominational Statements and Resources on Child/Sexual Abuse
American Baptist Church, Resolution Against Sexual Exploitation of Children
The Anglican Church of Canada, Sexual Misconduct Policy Applicable to National Staff and Volunteers
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Christian Reformed Church in North America, Safe Church - Child Safety
Church of the Brethren, Child Protection
Church of the Nazarene, Child Safety Protection Guidelines
The Episcopal Church, Model Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, An ELCA Strategy for Responding to Sexual Abuse in the Church Called to be a safe place
Friends General Conference (of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Mennonite Brethren (Canadian Conference), Executive Board Clarifies Position on Sexual Abuse
Mennonite Church USA, And No One Shall Make Them Afraid (1997) Resolution Against Interpersonal Abuse (1992) Resolution on Male Violence Against Women (1993) Denominational Ministry Packet on Sexual Misconduct (2000)
Southern Baptist Convention, On Protecting Children From Abuse
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England: Sample Child Protection Policy
The United Church of Canada, Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures
Unitarian Universalist, Balancing Acts - Keeping Children Safe in Congregations
United Church of Christ, Making Our Churches Safe
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Appendix 8 Frequently Asked Questions on Background Checks (U.S.)
For further reading
Abuse: Response and Prevention. A Guide for Church Leaders. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 2008.
Bless Our Children: Preventing Sexual Abuse. [DVD]. Faith Trust Initiative, 1993.
Child Maltreatment 2008. Child Welfare Information Gateway. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, 2010.
Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries, UNICEF, Innocenti Research Centre, Report Card 7, 2007.
Circle of Grace, Archdiocese of Omaha.
Convention on the Rights of the Child, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1989. General Assembly resolution 44/25.
Cunningham, Alison, and Baker, Linda. Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow. The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2007.
Dealing with Child Abuse. Close to Home. Scottdale, Pa.: Faith & Life Resources, n.d.
Hear Their Cries: Religious Responses to Child Abuse. [DVD]. Faith Trust Institute, n.d.
Heggen, Carolyn H. Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1993.
Hille, Sue. "The rod of guidance." SCAN Advocate, 1985.
Melton, Joy Thornburg. Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church. Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2004.
Melton, Joy Thornburg. Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church. Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2009.
Miller, Melissa A. Family Violence: The Compassionate Church Responds. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1994.
Moccia, Patricia , & Anthony, David (Eds.). The State of the World's Children, UNICEF, 2009.
O'Neill, Erin M. O., Huckins, Stephanie, Gable, Jodi, & Harder, Jeanette. Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Through Church and Social Service Collaboration, Social Work & Christianity, in print.
Reid, Kathy Goering. Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Curriculum for Children Ages Five Through Eight. Nashville, Tn.: Pilgrim Press, 1994.
Reid, Kathy Goering. Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Curriculum for Children Ages Nine Through Twelve. Cleveland, Oh.: Pilgrim Press, 1990.
Swagman, Beth. Preventing Child Abuse. Grand Rapids, Mich.: CRC Publications, 1997.
Trocmé, Nico, Fallon, Barbara, MacLaurin, Bruce, Daciuk, Joanne, Felstiner, Caroline, Black, Tara, Tonmyr, Lil, Blackstock, Cindy, Barter, Ken, Turcotte, Daniel, & Cloutier, Richard. Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2003 (CIS-2003). Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2005.
World Perspectives on Child Abuse; An International Resource Book, 9th ed. International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2010.