Child and Youth Protection

Protection and safety of the children and youth in our churches and ministries is very important. These resources are available to help you plan, train and prevent the maltreatment of children and youth.

Protection Manual

This manual is a resource for churches and ministries to develop their own policy for the protection of children and youth.

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Training Series

The U.S. Foursquare Church created this training series to prevent the maltreatment of children and youth so they can mature in personal faith in Christ without the wounds of abuse in their lives. Watch the four-part series here and download additional study materials.

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Session 1: Preserving God's Call in the Life of a Child

Covered topics:

  • Describe the effects of child abuse
  • Commit to safe ministries for children and youth
  • Understand how molesters operate
  • Discover steps to protect staff and volunteers from false accusations

Session 2: Protection and Purity

Covered topics:

  • Commit to effective abuse prevention in our churches
  • Identify and take action on warning signs of abuse
  • Understand and implement proactive and redemptive steps for responding to allegations of abuse

Session 3: Boundaries, Behaviour and Barriers

(Attitudes and Reactions)

Covered topics:

  • Boundaries for volunteers who work with children and youth
  • Behavior management for church volunteers
  • Barriers to adults reporting their concerns about other adults

Session 4: Self-Protection with Godly Confidence

Covered topics:

  • Ten ways to protect children and youth from abuse
  • Warning signs that a child feels uncomfortable
  • How to respond if someone tells you they have been abused
  • Youth to youth abuse - what it is and how to prevent it