For Churches

These resources will educate and assist churches in setting up proper prevention systems as well as creating environments of care for victims and survivors.

Books:
The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches & Ministries
Basyle Tchividjian and Shira M. Berkovits

On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church
Deepak Reju

Becoming a Church That Cares Well for the Abused
Brad Hambrick

A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing
Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer

Reporting Information for MD/DE:
County-specific phone numbers for reporting in Maryland
Reporting information for Delaware
Darkness To Light

Trauma-Informed Biblical Counselors in Maryland:
CentrePointe Counseling
Centrepointecounseling.org
800-491-5369
info@centrepointecounseling.org
Trauma-Informed Counselors:
Tom Rodgerson
Carolyn Buresh
Julie Pratt
Cass Mitchell
Terry Bates
Israel Garcia
Karen Richardson

Led Life, LLC
Dr. Bergina Isbell
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/psychiatrists/bergina-brickhouse-isbell-ellicott-city-md/350151
507-533-5433
Support@ledlifellc.com
Trauma and PTSD
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Life Counseling Center
lifecounselingcenter.org
2600 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104
443-419-3884
lccadmin@chapelgate.org
Jeff McMullin

Christian Trauma Counseling
Esther Smith
christiantraumacounseling.com
443-312-2983
info@christiantraumacounseling.com

 

Websites:

PDF downloads, including sample documents:

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Child Advocacy Centers
These centers provide a one-stop location for families recovering from the devastation of child abuse by providing forensically sound interviews, scheduling medical examinations, on-site therapy, and follow-up services. All of these services are provided free of charge. A great place to assist families with where to turn when abuse has occurred inside or outside of the church.

Maryland Child Advocacy Centers

Delaware Child Advocacy Center

 

 

 

Tom Stolle interviews Kerry Day, President and CEO of American Insurance Marketing Corporation. Kerry discusses some of the insurance requirements churches may face in regard to child sexual abuse in the church. He also answers some essential questions churches may have.

Learn more about what a child advocacy center does in this video interview with Tom Stolle and Lauren Cooper, Executive Director of Worcester County’s child advocacy center, The Cricket Center.