Professional Training

Clergy and other professional staff have had training on sexual misconduct prevention, handling sexual attractions and appropriate boundaries for their profession, and how to offer pastoral responses to disclosure of past and present abuse.

Demonstrated by a statement in employment contracts, personnel policy, signed statement by staff, and/or including in annual performance reviews and/or development plans.

NOTE FOR LAY LED CONGREGATIONS: Not applicable to most lay-led congregations; however, any lay person who regularly leads worship or provides pastoral care will be expected to have had such training.

CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS PROFESSIONALS TRAINING ON MISCONDUCT PREVENTION 

Religious Institute Online course on misconduct prevention

Faith Trust Institute Courses and Training

Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center offers periodic in-person training workshops for faith leaders

NEARI offers free monthly webinars and free courses  including an online course “Balancing Acts’ by Rev. Debra Haffner and Joan Tabachnick on including a person with a history of sex offenses in congregational life.