JOIN US MARCH 4, 2020.
Child protection is one of the top priorities for any church or Christian ministry. Not only is the protection of vulnerable people of paramount importance but the reputation of Christ, His Church, and The Gospel are at stake. Child protection programs are far more complex than many realize, and responding when there have been allegations is even more complex. Child protection protocols should include screening workers, creating a safe environment, and responding to reports of abuse. Is your church doing what it should to protect children and vulnerable people? Do you know the red flags and common mistakes that harm children and get organizations in both short-term and long-term trouble?
This free informative workshop is presented in partnership with Telios Teaches, the Evangelical Council on Abuse Prevention and led by Theresa Sidebotham, attorney at law and expert on abuse prevention.
Date: March 4, 2020
Location: Shepherd Church, Porter Ranch, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Time: 2-4 pm
Cost: Registration is free. Refreshments provided.
Theresa Sidebotham has represented a variety of businesses, ministries, and churches in her capacity as founding attorney at Telios Law PLLC. This has included legal and policy issues such as child protection and safety, as well as facilitating investigations; both historic and current. After attending Columbia International University, Theresa received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Wheaton College. She graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 2005 and was licensed by the Supreme Court of the United States in March of 2019. Theresa speaks regularly on protecting children from sexual assault, specifically in ministry settings. Currently serving as the pro bono General Counsel for the Child Safety Protection Network, Theresa has previously served as a board member for Special Kids, Special Families. She also became a member of the Digital Images Task Force in 2016.