Defeating the Demons: The Prevention of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Christian Ethics Today, 2000.

This article presents a proactive stance on clergy sexual abuse and suggests four categories of preventive measures that range from professional safeguards to raising awareness.


overview of four categories of preventive measures

Best For

clergy of any faith tradition



Suggested Uses

  • Educate clergy on the warning signs of clergy sexual abuse by sharing this article.
  • Use this article as a training tool and discuss safeguards to prevent clergy sexual abuse.

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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