April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. Dove's Nest encourages faith communities to take time during April to consider the plight of abused children and find practical methods to end child abuse and neglect in the communities where they live, work, and worship. Dove's Nest has developed the following resources to assist congregations during Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018.
- A 2018 Bulletin Insert by David Orr [doc] [pdf] that includes a prayer and a short reflection on abuse prevention and what #MeToo means for child protection in faith communities.
- A brief set of udpdated PowerPoint Slides for 2018 drawing attention to child abuse prevention, for congregations using projection technology.
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).