Dec4Mon#ChurchToo tweets are trending, because sexual abuse occurs in religious settings December 4, 2017
What should our response be to #MeTOO and #ChurchTOO?
My initial reaction to #MeTOO, was to cheer these brave people on for finding their voice and bringing their secrets out in the open. My sentiments were shared by many, for comment after comment encouraged the brave souls to speak up. I did comment, and unfortunately I did receive...
Jan5ThuVictoria shares her experience in Bolivia January 5, 2017
Twenty years ago when Plan to Protect® the manual was written, it was written for a small denomination of churches in Canada. The original writers had no idea how big and how far Plan to Protect® would become. Here we are 20 years later, Plan to Protect® is being used by over 1500 organizations in Canada and the United States. But, did you know that Plan to Protect® has also traveled to other countries around the world? We have national trainers, organizations and charities using Plan to Protect® in the UK, Ghana, Cambodia and most recently Bolivia.
Victoria, our Director or Training, recently visited Bolivia to help a missions organization called El Jordan, write policies and do training for their volunteers and staff. Here’s her story ...
Nov8TueLearning from Public Schools on staff disciplinary issues November 8, 2016
All three of my children are teachers. My son teaches grade three students. My youngest daughter graduated with her Early Childhood Education. Victoria, as many of you know, is a licensed teacher in Ontario but is applying her education to abuse prevention and protection, as our Director of Training with Plan to Protect®.
Each month, we receive a few copies of Professionally Speaking: The magazine of Ontario College of Teachers. Each issue has inspiring articles on bullying, classroom management, and modernizing teacher education. We often try to integrate the learnings from the magazine into our training initiatives at Plan to Protect®.
Sep28WedSeptember 28, 2016
We all know young people use text, web and various social messaging channels to communicate directly and privately with friends, family, staff members and volunteers in trusted organizations they are a part of.
I have young adult children, and I know they do most of their communication via text and social media. When my children created a profile on Facebook, I joined Facebook. When they signed up for Twitter, I was soon to follow.
One of the reasons I joined was, if it was important to them and they were talking about it, I also wanted to experience it. With my children now living internationally, I am able to stay in touch with them in real time, able to share pictures and get tidbits of news.
Jul28ThuJuly 28, 2016
Jun30ThuJune 30, 2016
A father of a 12-year-old announced in our training seminar recently that he found over 400 text messages on his son’s phone from a male that was 30 years older than his son. He didn’t even know they were friends. Apparently this was an occasional helper at a youth drop-in center where his son would go after school.
May26ThuMay 26, 2016
Relationships are the priority for the children and youth’s ministry at Central Baptist Church in Edmonton.
But for children and youth to build relationships with God, they need to be able to trust the church leading them.
“I want all of our volunteers to be just as convinced as I am that the church should be the safest place on earth and that the church should be a place that children can know that they are safe and that they are cared for,” said Jud Stade, the church’s emerging generations pastor, meaning he’s responsible for overseeing ministries for children to young adults in their mid-20s.
Feb1MonFebruary 1, 2016