Due to having to deal with abusive situations in my years as a pastor, I learned a lot by asking questions of friends who deal with such issues in their professions. I was shocked to be educated on certain things.
I decided to pull together an expert panel who could help churches and ministries navigate through the legal requirements concerning abuse.
- David Stumbo – Greenwood County Solicitor
- Charlotte Ehney – Children’s Advocacy Program Director for Beyond Abuse
- Robin Smith – Director for Greenwood County DSS
In three video sessions, I asked a lot of questions, and they gave some incredible feedback.
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Session 2: How Do I Recognize Abuse?
We can be ignorant to perhaps obvious abusive situations simply because we aren’t sure what to look for. In this session, we asked our expert panel to address these questions:
- What are the physical and verbal signs of child abuse in babies, children, and teens?
- What are the physical and verbal signs of sexual violence in babies, children, and teens?
- What are the physical and verbal signs of abuse and sexual violence in adult victims?
- What are the signs of abuse and sexual violence in adult perpetrators?
- How can we be alert and attentive to crisis situations?