- Illinois Great Rivers Conference
- Church-Related Ministries
- CEF: Christians Engaged in Faith Formation
- Safe Sanctuaries
IGRC Abuse Prevention Policy for Conference/District Events (Note: This policy was approved by the 2015 session of Annual Conference. It is posted here for ease of reference.)
IGRC Policy Statement on Sexual Misconduct (Note: Safe Sanctuaries policies and sexual misconduct policies are NOT the same thing - and local churches need both. This conference policy was approved by the 2014 session of Annual Conference.)
Downloadable brochures: Reporting Elder Abuse Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Reporting Child Abuse Para Informar Acerca del Abuso de Niños Reporte el Abuso de Ancianos Defensor del Cuidado a Largo Plazo
Downloadable resources from Discipleship Ministries: Responsible Social Media for Churches and Youth Groups Special Events and Traveling with Youth: Abuse Prevention Strategies
Safe Sanctuaries books (Each book cover below is a link to Cokesbury or the Upper Room's website, where the books may be purchased.) Most of the books are available as ebooks and for Kindle as well as in print.
- Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth includes a sample policy, information on recommended procedures, and many other helpful resources
Safe Sanctuaries materials, including a training DVD, may also be borrowed from the United Media Resource Center.
For further information or to schedule training for your congregation, please contact Rev. Beth Fender via email or at 217-529-2611.