As an academic institution, the Garland School of Social Work can provide research information and application, bibliographies of additional resources, and suggested documents on this topic that might be helpful. We are not, however, service providers. There are national agencies and institutions that we believe provide valuable information to assist your search for additional resources.
Best Practice Guide
This guide for best practices was developed to help churches prevent and respond to clergy perpetrated sexual abuse. The guide includes suggestions from survivors we interviewed, and this guide was endorsed by survivors.
Dual Relationships When Clergy Counsel Congregants
A brief description of the ethical challenges created when religious leaders also serve as professional counselors to their congregants.
Sample Code of Ethics
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing a Code of Ethics for your congregation or religious body.
Study Series: Christianity and the Abuse of Power
Curriculum for study groups, religious education, sermon helps or personal reflections. Forthcoming from Baylor School of Social Work.
Strategies for Preventing CSA
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing Policies to help your congregation protect members, leaders and the community from experiencing clergy sexual abuse.
Q&As about CSA
Questions congregation members may have about CSA and its effect on the believing community.
Much of the research found here has been made possible by the Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation and The Hope of Survivors organization.