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Guidelines for Healthy Relationships

Human warmth, expressed through appropriate touch, can foster a sense of acceptance, belonging, and significance. Inappropriate touch can create feelings of violation, confusion, and isolation, which leave lasting scars. It is the responsibility of staff and volunteers to maintain appropriate boundaries; this is not the responsibility of children, youth, or vulnerable persons.

The following are examples of ways in which staff and volunteers can show warmth to children, youth, or vulnerable persons while protecting their own integrity.

6 Ways for Safer Sunday School This Fall

By Anna Groff

In addition to ordering Sunday school curriculum and buying supplies for classrooms, take a few moments to consider steps to ensure safety for the Sunday school students at your church this fall. Equipping teachers with the information and tools they need ahead of time can go a long way in supporting a healthy environment for all. Dove’s Nest is here to serve your church. 

Listen to the Weeping Child

Listen to the weeping of the innocent and hurting
Hiding in their shame for something someone else has done.
Wondering whom to turn to who will understand their terror,
Fearing it’s not over but has likely just begun.

Somewhere in a darkened room, a little girl is crying,

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