Safe Congregations and Risk Reduction: A Starter Kit (Faith Trust Institute)


Churches have tended in the past not to do the right thing in terms of protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse. What does “the right thing” look like and how do we get there?

This one-hour webinar with Rev. Dr. Sarah M. Rieth will equip your congregation with some of the tools and knowledge necessary to be a place of safety and trust.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • An ethical framework for risk reduction and protecting the vulnerable
  • An understanding of the basics of prevention and intervention of  abuse within a congregation
  • Resources, strategies and tools to strengthen your congregation’s policies and procedures

Rev. Dr. Sarah M. Rieth is an Episcopal priest serving as a pastoral psychotherapist and consultant in independent practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, she works with many survivors of childhood abuse and domestic violence. Her dissertation and published articles focus on the healing needs of survivors of abuse. She has worked with her own and other judicatories to develop policies, procedures, prevention training, healing protocols, and pastoral response teams to address misconduct in the church.

Learn more and register for this on demand webinar


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