Sexual Abuse Awareness &
Skillful Screening Process
Monday | October 14 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
South Campus | Fellowship Hall
Join us in working proactively to
protect children from sexual abuse.
MinistrySafe is a national and industry leader in sexual abuse risk reduction with a mission to protect children and those who serve them. Founders Greg Love and Kimberlee Norris are sexual abuse attorneys with a nationwide legal practice limited to issues involving child sexual abuse.
In ministry programs, we have responsibility for children in our care. Screening job applicants and volunteers is an important responsibility for managers, coordinators and administrators, but how can we distinguish between a dangerous individual and an appropriate candidate ready to serve?
Hiring and screening personnel must be trained to recognize high-risk responses, which indicate that an individual may be a danger to children served by the ministry.
This training is designed for those who work with children and youth. The training will help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse by creating preventative measures tailored to fit the needs of churches, camps and childcare programs.
Registration is Required
Lunch Will Be Provided
Common errors and misconceptions
Responding to reports of abuse
The ‘grooming process’ utilized by offenders
Recognizing applicant ‘high-risk answers’
Male and female offender characteristics
Elements of an effective Safety System
Effective screening practices and use of criminal background checks
Presenter: Kimberlee Norris
Kimberlee Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to ministries of all sizes. An acknowledged authority in screening practices for child-serving organizations, Norris provides live and online instruction for churches, schools, camps, and non-profits. Retained by the Christian Camp and Conference Association as the backbone of CCCA’s Camper Protect initiative, Norris trains camp staff members across the United States in the prevention of child sexual abuse at camp.
Ms. Norris provides legal counsel through the law firm of Love & Norris, where she serves as shareholder and partner. Through MinistrySafe and Abuse she serves as shareholder and partner. Through MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems, she has trained over 450,000 ministry staff members and volunteers since 2005.