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Reducing the risk of child sexual abuse in your church

a complete and practical guidebook for prevention and risk reduction

by Richard R. Hammar

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Published by Christian Ministry Resources in Matthews, NC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Child abuse,
  • Prevention,
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy

  • About the Edition

    Addresses the most critical legal and moral problem facing the church today -- and shows church leaders how to implement an effective prevention program to reduce this risk [of child sexual abuse].

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementRichard R. Hammar, Steven W. Klipowicz and James F. Cobble
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6626.5.R42 H3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination95 p. ;
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24955602M
    ISBN 101880562073
    ISBN 109781880562079
    OCLC/WorldCa29868282


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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and can help youth feel supported and loved and thus reduce their risk of child sexual abuse. But that same closeness between a youth and an adult can also provide the opportunity for abuse. Abuse Prevention.

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