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$ Creating Safe Spaces for Vulnerable Adult Ministries (BeADisciple.com)

August 1 All day

Leaders of adult ministries, trustees, and pastors often recognize that vulnerable adults – and the volunteers who work with them – are at risk of abuse or accusations of abuse, without knowing how to reduce that risk.

This course will help congregations to 1) define who is – or might become – a vulnerable adult, 2) recognize areas of ministry that might provide potential for abuse, and 3) create an effective policy to fit church ministries!

Learners should expect to spend an hour a day online in reading and viewing information and responding to Discussion Board Questions, learning from the instructor and the materials, as well as from discussing each other’s experiences.

Joy Thornburgh Melton’s book, Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults, is recommended.

This course is eligible for 1 CEU.