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Child Abuse
Corporeal Punishment, Child Abuse, and Christian Teaching
Dr. Ted Tripp, the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, came to Seattle recently preaching the importance of corporeal punishment ...
"What About Torture?"
“Punching, flogging, assault and bodily attacks, hitting with the hand, kicking, ear pulling, hair pulling, head shaving, beating on the soles of the feet, ...
“I Have Such Doubts!”
The movie “Doubt” depicts the enormous complexity of the possibility of sexual abuse of a child by a Catholic priest. Fr. Flynn is portrayed by Phillip Seymour ...
“. . . Better That a Millstone . . .”
There are times when the contradictions of life overtake me. I was flying home from the east coast last week and one of those times intruded. On the plane, I ...
What to Do When a Registered Sex Offender Comes to Your Congregation (2015) - RECORDED
Registered sex offenders who are released into the community are approaching faith communities and asking to participate in worship and other activities. We ...
Lutheran Community Foundation Safe & Healthy Congregations Training
In May of 2012, FaithTrust Institute trained and educated approximately 100 members of 23 Minneapolis, Minnesota-area congregations’ denominational staffs, ...
Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence: How Can Faith Leaders Respond? - Recorded
This webinar looks at the prevalence of and the effects on children who are exposed to domestic violence and what churches can do to advocate for them. ...
Women’s Work Is Never Done
March 8 is International Women’s Day. So I was pleased this past week to be in New York City for events surrounding the 54th Annual meeting of the United ...
Speaking Out and Advocating for the Muslim Child in Mosques and Community Centers
by Sakeena Abdulraheem
Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting: A Clergy Dilemma?
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Responding to Clergy Abuse of Children: Not Rocket Science, Part 2
Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn has been convicted of failure to report suspected child abuse; he is the first Bishop to be held accountable for shielding a ...
Who Needs to Confess? And What?
Actress Ashley Judd recently disclosed that she was sexually abused as a child; American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi recently disclosed that she was sexually ...
What about the Children?
by Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih
Spotlight: A Movie Worth Discussing
FaithTrust Institute Offers a Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for SPOTLIGHT: The film offers a wonderful opportunity for faith communities to openly discuss the ...
"Same Old, Same Old. . ."
We have become almost numb to the steady stream of disclosures of child sexual abuse: the Roman Catholic experiences continue even with serious efforts to ...
Dear Pope: Call Me
As the crisis erupts again in Europe and the U.S. with serious questions being raised about the Pope himself, one has to wonder if the men in charge have ...
Hiding in Plain Sight . . . With Help
The Penn State report and the conviction of Jerry Sandusky provide the irrefutable evidence that he was a sexual predator on the loose for over twenty years ...
Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence: How Can Faith Leaders Respond? - Recorded - 2014
The impact of domestic violence on children who witness abuse can be life-long and have a significant influence on neurological, psychological, emotional and ...
Spotlight: Diving Deep & Surfacing
Spotlight is the name of the team of Boston Globe reporters who investigated the Archdiocese of Boston in 2001 when the puzzle pieces began to fall into place ...
What Would Jeremiah Say?
The recent film Spotlight highlights the investigation by The Boston Globe into the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests in the Boston Archdiocese. Using ...
Child Abuse Awareness Brochure CD
Camera ready art files on CD for commercial printing. Ability to add your organization's information.
Child Abuse Awareness Brochure CD - Korean
Camera ready art files on CD in Korean for commercial printing. Ability to add your organization's information.
Child Abuse Awareness Brochure - Korean
What You Need to Know If a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected. (Korean)
Child Abuse Awareness Brochure
What You Need to Know If a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected.
The Church of College Football
A former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, Jerry Sandusky (a priest in the Church of College Football), has been arrested and charged ...
A Trip Downunder
You may have noticed that the Blog has been quiet for the past few weeks. That is because I just returned from a trip to Australia where I was the guest of ...
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Ages 9-12
Newly Revised in 2012 Sexual abuse prevention curricula. (Christian)
Premature Forgiveness
Dear Pope Francis: I want to commend you for owning the painful fact of sexual abuse of children by priests as part of your Good Friday comments. Lent is ...
Resource: UCC Discussion Guide to "Spotlight"
The United Church of Christ (UCC), in collaboration with FaithTrust Institute, has created a discussion guide to address the serious issues for faith ...