Summit on Abuse
October 15-17, 2011, Loma Linda California
o foster a better understanding of abuse and its ramifications to the church and to victims, the North American Division is partnering with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital to sponsor the first division-wide summit on abuse.

It will be held at Loma Linda University October 15-17, 2011. Those who should attend include church administrators, pastors, medical personnel, school administrators and teachers, Sabbath school and youth leaders, and anyone who wants a better understanding of abuse and how to end it. For more information and to register, visit

Resources for Abuse Prevention and Education

■ Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day resource kit with sermon, PowerPoint illustrations, and children’s story English, Spanish, and French). Download from and other NAD ministries Web sites.

■ Breaking the Silence. Set of seven brochures; available in English and Spanish from AdventSource,

■ Love Shouldn’t Hurt. A resource for pastors and church leaders, available from AdventSource.

■ Child Predators. A video produced by Adventist Risk Management, available on YouTube, AdventistRiskMgmt?blend=11&ob=5#p/ u/0/rWyEbKNynao.

■ Binding Up Bruised Reeds. A quick reference guide for pastors and lay leaders to help them respond to cases of family violence and child abuse and neglect. Order from AdventSource.

■ What Every Congregation Needs to Know About Domestic Violence. Brochure from FaithTrust Institute: Also available in Spanish.

■ What You Need to Know About Sexual Violence. Brochure from FaithTrust Institute.

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