Dove's Nest Receives $8,000 Grant for Video Project

Dove’s Nest will soon be able to expand the number of faith communities it assists in their efforts to help keep children and youth safe.

On November 17, Dove’s Nest received approval for a funding request of $8,000 for a video project.

As a small organization with a national scope, Dove’s Nest has been seeking the ability to disseminate valuable bite-sized information about child safety in a video format that can be shared online and through social media.

The “Child Protection 101 Video Project” will include a series of short, captivating videos that explain concepts to help increase safety in faith community settings.

The video topics may include the two-adult rule, a church facility checklist, a plan for reporting possible abuse, an overview of a child and youth protection policy, and a Circle of Grace meditation example.

“Many churches feel a significant sense of fear and dread about this topic, and they don’t know where to begin,” said Anna Groff, executive director of Dove’s Nest. “Churches have frequently requested video sources from Dove’s Nest, both as replacements and supplements to our face-to-face trainings and consulting.”

Funds for this project are being provided through a grant from the Schowalter Foundation.

Dove’s Nest previously received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Schowalter Foundation in 2014 to fund a national conference, which was held in Omaha, Nebraska, on November 7–9, 2014.