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Abuse and Family Violence

Seventh-day Adventists affirm the dignity and worth of each human being and decry all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and family violence. We recognize the global extent of this problem and the serious, long-term effects upon the lives of all involved. We believe that Christians must respond to abuse and family violence both…

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a person older or stronger than the child uses his or her power, authority, or position of trust to involve a child in sexual behavior or activity. Incest, a specific form of child sexual abuse, is defined as any sexual activity between a child and a parent, a sibling, an…

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Ministry Resources on Abuse and Family Violence

MINISTRY RESOURCES ON ABUSE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE Binding up Bruised Reeds: A Quick Reference Guide for Ministry to Families Experiencing Abuse and Family ViolenceSeventh-day Adventist Statement on Family Violence Seventh-day Adventist Statement on Child Sexual Violence Departmental Statement on Female Genital Mutilation Protecting Children from Abuse: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Church Leaders Family…

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Abuse and Family Violence: A Global Affliction

ABUSE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE: A GLOBAL AFFLICTION Twenty-five years of scientific data regarding the incidence of abuse and family violence undergird the reality that abuse and family violence represent a significant threat to the well-being of individuals and societies worldwide. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is not immune. Abuse and family violence are blind to age,…

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Protecting Children from Abuse: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Church Leaders

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ABUSE: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND CHURCH LEADERS Responsible persons seeking to protect children from abuse will: Acknowledge Abusive Behavior Child abuse refers to an act committed by a parent, caregiver or person in a position of trust (even though he/she may not care for the child on a daily basis)…

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Statement on Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a person older or stronger than the child uses his or her power, authority, or position of trust to involve a child in sexual behavior or activity. Incest, a specific form of child sexual abuse, is defined as any sexual activity between a child and a parent, a sibling, an…

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Statement on Family Violence

STATEMENT ON FAMILY VIOLENCE Family violence involves an assault of any kind-verbal, physical, emotional, sexual, or active or passive neglect-that is committed by one person or persons against another within a family, whether they are married, related, living together or apart, or divorced. Current international research indicates that family violence is a global problem. It…

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Ministry Resources on Abuse and Family Violance

MINISTRY RESOURCES ON ABUSE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE Binding up Bruised Reeds: A Quick Reference Guide for Ministry to Families Experiencing Abuse and Family Violence Seventh-day Adventist Statement on Family Violence Seventh-day Adventist Statement on Child Sexual Violence Departmental Statement on Female Genital Mutilation Protecting Children from Abuse: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Church Leaders…

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