April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

child-abuse-awareness-bottons-08Did you know that:

  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds about as long as it takes to blink twice
  • More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse.
  • More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator.

The Safe Space Program Team for our presbytery has created a prevention workshop that has been presented many times in the past year. This prevention program is available to all of our churches. If you are interested in having the team come to your location email loretta@chicagopresbytery.org

One of the things that is very important is do conduct background checks on all those people who work with children and youth in your congregations. We have connected with a program called Shepherd’s Watch where members of our presbytery can sign up for FREE using a discount code. After joining, and signing an agreement form (onetime activation) you are set up to login and place orders for background checks. This company will give the first two Package #1 background checks FREE! Interested in receiving the code – check with Loretta Gratias-Bremer. 312-488-3007 or loretta@chicagopresbytery.org.

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