A Time To Heal

Protecting Children & Ministering to Sex Offenders

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Haffner (Debra W.).
Publication Dates: 2005.
Publisher(s): LifeQuest.
Subject(s): Child abuse, Church work with children, Pastoral theology, Sexually abused children, and Social science/ Criminology.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • HV 6570 .H34 2005
  • Summary:

    This important book provides the tools that faith communities need to:-determine under what circumstances, if any, a convicted sex offender may be involved in the congregation.-determine how to respond if someone in the congregation is accused of a sexual offense.-be sensitive to and supportive of persons in the congregation who have been victims of abuse.-develop and implement strategies that will keep children in the congregation safe and which will prevent sexual abuse from happening.This is an important book for clergy, lay leadership in churches and synagogues  denominational executives, regional judicatory executives, correctional officials, judges, parole officers, probation officers, and treatment providers. It shows the unique way that faith communities can make a difference both by protecting and transforming lives.