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Take Action against Abuse

"Caring Well" is our denominational training response to the devastating reality of sexual and other forms of abuse occurring in our churches all across America. Please take advantage of these training materials to bring your leaders and church members up to speed on how to prevent and respond to abuse. Improve and implement sound policies and procedures to create a safe church environment. The precious and vulnerable lives that you are responsible for deserve it!

  • SBC sexual abuse advisory group -

    initial report (June 2019)   "Caring Well"

    In response to the revelations of a sexual abuse crisis in American society and recognizing that such abuse has occurred within our Southern Baptist churches, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J. D. Greear commissioned a Sexual Abuse Advisory Group. He tasked the group with considering how Southern Baptists at every level can take discernible action to respond swiftly and compassionately to incidents of abuse, as well as to foster safe environments within churches and institutions.

    This report is the product of that inquiry.

  • a handbook for training in effective prevention and response to abuse (also, in Spanish)

    This handbook contains twelve powerful lessons with supplemental appendices to assist you in training your church leaders and members in how to prevent and respond to sexual abuse in the church. Please read this handbook and explore www.churchcares.com for additional training. Use the Handbook in concert with the videos below!

  • church cares video training

    Access the twelve-lesson, "Church Cares" video training below.
    Gain valuable, practical knowledge for developing a safe and effective church environment where abuse can be prevented and victims can find deep care and healing.