Churches can be safety net, but focus is on preventing sexual abuse

The Meridian

December 21, 2019

By Cheryl Owens

Faith communities can be a safety net for protecting children from abuse or neglect.

Missions strategist John Maxey, with the Lauderdale County Baptist Association, said churches, no matter the denomination, can be proactive in preventing any type of child abuse.

Most of the attention, however, is devoted to preventing sexual abuse by people working in ministries.

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