Manuals and policies
By Lois Rifner, Ph.D., and Susan Keil Smith, M.A., with assistance from the Child Advocacy Office.
A training model for all who work with children in the church to assist them in becoming aware of child abuse, in exploring how Christian faith provides support for keeping children safe, learning about prevention, and in learning to respond effectively when child abuse occurs.
Use the Words Matter conversation guide for promoting dialogue rooted in diverse contexts that continually explores language as a life-giving tool.
See also: Words Matter - Lenten Devotions
The 220th GA (2012) adopted this resolution in response to economic crisis and the underlying distorted value system that has taken hold, spreading reckless consumerism, deep insecurity and extreme inequalities across America. Understanding communion as our base, it calls for a new covenant to seek a sustainable stewardship society shaped for the common good, with recommendations to help employment, families, neighbors and the church itself. Hard copies can also be ordered for $3 each at http://store.pcusa.org/2405212001
General information about insurance for young adult volunteers.