Resources for Parents
Our hope is that parents feel equipped to talk with their children about sexual abuse and protecting their bodies. While it is a difficult conversation to have, it is important that your child understands, when they feel unsure, it is okay to speak to someone. These conversations could happen over time and through small, teachable moments, but teaching children about abuse is a key step in preventing them from being abused.
Here are several resources that will help you and your children as you are having these important conversations:
- God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies (We have 10 copies available for free at the church.)
- 9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
- Common Questions on Disclosing and Preventing Abuse
- Child sexual abuse and the church: Prevention resources
- How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault?
If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse, here are some local organizations where you can receive help.
- Child Advocacy Center (CAC) — CrossRoads in Alamance County
- 24-Hour Helpline in Orange County
- Durham Crisis Response Center – Comprehensive shelter and support services
- Sexual Assault Resources | UNC Hospital's Beacon Program
- Child Abuse and Neglect | Duke Department of Pediatrics
CHBC’s priority is to disciple children and families to love and follow Jesus. He loves and cares for each of his children and his heart breaks when others seek to harm them. In an effort to protect our children, CHBC has developed safety protocols (click link below). If you have any questions about our protocols, please reach out to our Interim Kids Director, Betsy Riggan.