This is the second phase of the Ministry Safe training. It will be taught by Kimberlee Norris.
In ministry programs, we have responsibility for children in our care. Screening job applicants and volunteers is an important responsibility for managers, coordinators and administrators, but how can we distinguish between a dangerous individual and an appropriate candidate ready to serve?
Is it possible to keep the wolf out of the sheep pen?
Child sexual abuse is an ‘equal opportunity employer’—it cuts across all demographics, racial profiles, socioeconomics, geographic areas and age groups.
Less than 10 percent of child sexual abusers are criminally prosecuted; 90 percent, therefore, have no criminal history to check.
Hiring and screening personnel must be trained to recognize high-risk responses, which indicate that an individual may be a danger to children served by the ministry.