Child Abuse:

The Dangers of Delayed Reporting

Would you know what to do if you suspected a child at your ministry had been abused? In many states, ministry workers and volunteers are legally required to report child abuse if they become aware of it—even if the abuse occurs outside the church. To better protect the children in your ministry, it’s imperative that all ministry workers and volunteers understand the child abuse reporting laws that apply to them.

Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Noon EDT
Length: Approximately 60 minutes

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What will you learn?

  • Common attributes of state child abuse reporting laws
  • How to respond to suspected cases of abuse
  • Best practices for ministry workers

About the presenter:

Richard HammarRichard Hammar is an attorney and CPA that specializes in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is the author of the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide and also serves as senior editor of Church Law & Tax Report.

Photo courtesy of Church Law & Tax Report.

The information provided in this webinar is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area.

This webinar was presented in partnership with Christianity Today International.