‘Ground-Breaking’ Child Safety Standards

I know nothing about The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP), but their findings and recommendations are worth reading and possibly utilizing in your church or ministry operation. As the following picture shows abuse is a serious problem in America. 


 

‘Ground-Breaking’ Child Safety Standards Offered for Public Review by Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ —

The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP) has released “ground-breaking” standards for child safety and opened them for public review, March 1. The standards are offered to assist ministries of all kinds as they work to protect children in their care.

The ECAP standards were developed by a team of experts and ministry practitioners, reviewed by a team of attorneys, and approved for public review by the ECAP board of directors. A full list of persons who helped develop the standards is available on the ECAP website. ECAP seeks to bring support, resources, and sustainability to the realm of child safety, especially within the evangelical world, which has witnessed abuse within its ranks and the surrounding culture.

“Our aim is to honor the name of Christ by equipping and educating ministry leaders to protect the vulnerable in their care,” said Jeff Dalrymple, Executive Director of ECAP. “This is a matter of biblical stewardship, and we want to see Christian schools, churches, and ministries become safe places for our little ones to hear the gospel, grow as disciples of Christ, and be protected from harm.”

The ECAP standards address issues of organizational governance, volunteer and employee screening and training, how to respond to a variety of circumstances, and more, with numerous suggestions for best practices. ECAP has made these standards available for public review from March 1 through April 30, seeking feedback, especially from frontline ministry workers and leaders.

“ECAP’s standards and the rest of its work is ground-breaking and extremely important for churches and other ministries seeking to protect children and uphold high standards,” said Sally Wagenmaker, an attorney serving as the organization’s general counsel. “I can’t wait to see ministries using ECAP’s valuable accreditation standards and related tools — for improved child safety, better risk management, and the glory of God in all they do.”

The standards will serve as the basis for an accreditation program, which has been developed in partnership with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The standards and accreditation program will give Christian organizations resources that protect them from making false assumptions in regard to child abuse. The ECAP standards will help prevent abuse and inform an appropriate response when an incident occurs.

To review the standards, visit the ECAP site at www.ecap.net/standards, where feedback can be offered online.

 

Gender Neutral Stores

The absurdity never ends, One can not make this stuff up! Obviously these folks flunked biology.

Conservative Freedom Network

California Bill Requires Gender Neutral Stores, Fines Retailers $1000 For Having Separate Boy And Girl Toy Departments

California’s Assembly is slated to consider a new bill requiring department store childrens’ sections to be largely “gender-neutral” in order to combat “prejudice” and “judgment” against gender non-conforming children…

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The Seminary of Suffering

This is both a POWERFUL testimony and an article on biblical apologetics about the Sovereignty of God. 

The Seminary of Suffering

As I write this, my two daughters are sick. My two precious girls have had seven surgeries and twelve “procedures.” Our family has spent more nights in the hospital than I can count. Each of my daughters takes 840 pills per month and has two-to-three breathing treatments per day. Their lungs are deteriorating. And according to every scientific “opinion,” my daughters will live half as long as most. I discovered these hard realities after my first semester of seminary…

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Sunday Sermon Series – Parents

Proverbs 22:6 KJV Grand Haven Christian school, principal, Bud Karsten,my  father, used this verse on his letterhe… | Bible proverbs, Proverbs kjv,  Train up a child

Proverbs 22:1-16

Maybe it was the recent death of mi suegra (mother-in-law) here in Puerto Rico from where I am writing today that got me thinking about parenting. But I have been thinking a lot the past few weeks of all the things I SHOULD have done better as a Father. Maybe just maybe this will help someone from making the same mistakes as me?


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What’s the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

What’s the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

What's the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

By Rachel del Guidice

Jonathan Butcher, senior policy analyst for the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the impact on families and children when schools remain closed during COVID-19.

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Religious Freedom Isn’t Hypothetical, Federal Judge Tells Washington State

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: Religious Freedom Isn’t Hypothetical; Federal Judge Tells Washington State

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…So, in the process of becoming licensed to care for their own great-granddaughter, the Blaises were asked to react to hypotheticals such as “what if H.V. wanted to undergo hormone therapy to change her sexual appearance,” or “wanted to dress like a boy and be called by a boy’s name.” Again, remember H.V. is a one-year-old…

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Next Generation of American Patriots

This Group’s Mission Is to Raise Next Generation of American Patriots

This Group’s Mission Is to Raise Next Generation of American Patriots

By Virginia Allen

Mom Rachel Gerli, along with friends Alli Pillinger Choi and Britt Riner, founded the online platform Primerrily to offer families the resources to help raise the next generation of American patriots…

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Primerrily WEBSITE  To inspire and support parents to raise their children with character-building foundational values and virtues.

Parenting & Government Schools: How To Not Raise Little Pagans

The Sword & The Trowel Podcast

Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss what it means to raise your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord – particularly in view of education. What are the implications of that regarding the Godless American governmental education system? How do you educate your children in the Christian faith?

Parenting & Government Schools: How To Not Raise Little Pagans

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Rather Than Reopen, It’s Time to Rethink Government Education

Finally, every church should start a school. Family Research Council scholar Joseph Backholm argues that the education and formation of Christian children has been outsourced for so many decades that it should surprise no one when Christian children abandon their faith and family values. If neighbors can start education pods, churches can and must start small Christian schools to meet the most important need for families: saving the souls of their children…

 

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There is no better time to make a change than right now, when public education is in chaos.

What’s that popping sound? Could it be a million figurative light bulbs clicking on above public-school parents’ heads?

The vast majority of American families send their children to public schools. Only 11 percent of children attend private schools, and fewer than 5 percent are homeschooled. And as one school board after another gives the no go signal for the coming school year, families are being thrown into crisis. And yet, the great American entrepreneurial spirit is awakening as parents are forced to rethink education for their children. And that is to the benefit of children and the nation…

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The Collapse of the Traditional American Family

The Collapse of the Traditional American Family

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In 1970, 85% of children lived with two parents. By 2019, this was down to 70%. (Photo: Stanislaw Pytel/Getty Images)
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The Joint Economic Committee of Congress has just produced an important new study titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.”

The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened.

In 1962, 71% of women ages 15-44 were married. By 2019, this was down to 42%.

In 1962, 5% of women ages 30-34 had never been married. By 2019, this was up to 35%.

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