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- Hosted by James McGarvey, Paul Buckner, and Mike Scully, with special guest Alan Hughes (Safety Director of NextLevel Church in Florida).
- Start youth safety team members with simple, but enforced, responsibility.
- 17-18 years old is generally a good age for teens to begin, but it always depends on the individual.
- Teens quickly pick up on how you treat them, especially if you have a problem with them.
- Teach teen members “Know what to look for, know who to tell.” – they are not to engage,.
- Consider encouraging involvement in a local CERT program.
- Signs of sexual abuse and human trafficking among youth:
- An abnormally close relationship with someone significantly older than them (either related or not-related); acting more childish than usual when around that person.
- Control what adults are allowed in children’s and youth areas. Generally, only those who are helping should be there.
- All youth workers should have background checks.
- “If it’s suspicious for someone, it’s suspicious for everyone.”
- Always have accountability – a two-adult presence.
- Don’t allow suspicious or questionable patterns to develop.
- NEW: The Case for Church Safety & Security
- Contact the Church Safety Guys for training assistance.
- Sponsored by Thomas Alexander Insurance Agency & Associates Inc., Full Armor Church, and Shield Force International.
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