Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults

by Joy Thornburg Melton. Discipleship Resources, 2012.

This resource provides congregations with information and strategies to protect older members from elder abuse.


case studies, conversation guides for leaders, ministry implementation strategies, sample policies, forms, templates, resource list

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Introduce the issue of elder abuse to leaders and small groups by sharing the foreward.
  • Create policies to prevent and address elder abuse by using the samples and templates included.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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