Safe as Churches Conference

May 22nd, 2017

The Safe Church Program of the National Council of Churches held its biennial conference in Melbourne last week.  A number of Churches of Christ representatives attended this, along with representatives from many other churches.

Presentations were made on family violence prevention from the Government-sponsored organisation Our Watch.  This website has many videos and other educational resources available.

Gerard Mansour the Commissioner for Senior Victorians gave a presentation focusing on preventing elder abuse.

Greg Gebhart gave a presentation on eSafety, and showed a number of videos and resources for parents, educators, and victims that are available on the eSafety website.

All of the websites linked to above have resources that might be helpful for church leaders, those involved in youth and children’s ministry, those in seniors ministry, and for anyone in assisting those touched by domestic violence. All of the presentations are available here.