The statistics concerning child sexual abuse are staggering. One in five children is sexually abused by their 18th birthday. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of those living in both Mountain and Pacific Time zones combined.
The prevalence of child sexual abuse is overwhelming, but the trauma this type of abuse causes is more than statistics and numbers. It carries unspeakable pain and causes devastation wherever it is present. What can the church do to confront the evils of abuse and protect families from further damage? Attached are two excellent documents from Brotherhood Mutual that will help you protect both the children under your care as well as your church.