Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan

Church Law and Tax Group.

This article equips congregations with ways to prevent child abuse and what to do if abuse is alleged.


assessment tool, what constitutes child abuse, statistics, tips for preventing or reducing the likelihood of abuse, additional web resources

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, children's ministry leaders


purchase as a download

Suggested Uses

  • Determine how prepared your congregation is if there is a case of alleged abuse by taking the assessment provided.
  • Reduce the likelihood of abuse by sharing this resource with individuals involved with the children's ministry.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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