In this day and age of child predators, and with so many victims of sexual abuse suffering in silnce within churches (conservatively speaking, at least 25% of people sitting in church during any gathering have experienced being sexually violated prior to the age of 18 (1), yet the vast majority of those survivors have NEVER disclosed to anyone), churches need to become educated on how best to protect and help. Church Protect is the most indepth training program of its kind in existance to day.

Integrating unique findings derived from over a decade's worth of clinically-based longitudinale research while working with well over 4000 incarcerated sex offenders in state prison (many of whom are pedophiles, designated as Sexually Violent Predators), this unique and insightful training provides the most comprehensive understanding of the mind, methods, and motives of the most dangerous of serial pedophiles... the predators that specifically select churches and other such organizations as their targets of opportunity... and helps those in attendance to meaningfully understand how best to help and support the survivors of sexual abuse in their midst. 

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What is the Church Protect training program? 

      *Does it help?

           *Is it effective?

               *What makes it more effective than ANY                       other training available?

         Take a look for yourself... 

                   

 

Why should a church consider professional training?

 

Because there is simply too much at stake in terms  of  the  safety  of children  and  young  people. And, it is simply too risky to leave your training up to those who have not worked professionally "behind bars" with sex offenders.

 

You need an expert who has spent years studying the minds and hearts of the sex offender, to ensure you understand how to properly assess who is vs. who is not safe to have within the walls of your church.

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Not all Trainings are alike

Your ability to properly protect children and support survivors is dependent upon your level of training.
There is simply too much at stake to settle for "average" training, for that is exactly what the predator is counting on. 
 
Far too many churches have relied upon"basic" trainings which simply focus on:
(1) background checks,
(2) training on screening and identifying potential predators with "red flag" behaviors, 
(3) policies and procedures, and
(4) monitoring and oversight of compliance to ensure the safety of their church or organization...
 
only to discover all too late that a predator was still able to perpetrate with ease, leaving a trail of personal injury, shattered lives, and destruction it his path. 
 
Is there a better level of training? Fortunately, the answer is a resounding "YES"! That training is at a level we refer to as the Gold Standard Level.
 
The following are the Levels of Training currently available on the market today. Church Protect has raised the bar for all other trainings, and is at the Gold Standard Level
  
Non-training
Simply designed to meet the minimum legal requirements
Anticipated Cost for Training:
None
Content:
  • Finger prints

  • Background clearance

  • Policies & Procedures

BRONZE
One-day training,
Usually 6-8 hrs
Anticipated Cost for Training:
$500-$2000
(May include additional costs for travel & related expenses)
Content:
  • Finger prints

  • Background clearance

  • Policies & Procedures

  • Basic screening process

  • Training on Identifying "red flags." 

Usually a one-day (Sat.) training,
Usually 6-10 hrs
Anticipated Cost for Training:
$2000-$4000
(May include additional costs for travel & related expenses)
Content:
  • Finger prints

  • Background clearance

  • Policies & Procedures

  • Basic screening process

  • Training on identifying "red flags."

  • Differentiating between impulsive abusers and sophisticated pedophiles.

  • Understanding the character traits of the genuine characteristic of sophisticated pedophile.

  • Understanding the methods employed by the sophisticated pedophile.

  • Basic overview of the impact of abuse on survivors.

SILVER
GOLD
Fri. eve, all-day Sat.training,
Usually 20 hrs
Anticipated Cost for Training:
$4000-$8000,
(No additional costs added to the flat fee)  
Content:
  • Finger prints

  • Background clearance

  • Policies & Procedures

  • Basic screening process

  • Training on identifying "red flags."

  • Differentiating between impulsive abusers and sophisticated pedophiles

  • Understanding the character traits of the genuine characteristic of sophisticated pedophile.

  • Understanding the methods employed by the sophisticated pedophile.

  • Understanding the kinds of sex offenders, and the levels of risk they pose.

  • Understanding the differences between the mind and the motives of the regular pedophile vs. the sexual super predator.

  • Understanding the unique clinical profile of the super predator.

  • Understanding between predators who target other adults vs. youth vs. children.

  • Understanding the degrees of sophistication of various types of sex offenders, and the tactics each most often employ.

  • Discerning degrees of rehabilitation vs. degrees of sociopathy, psychopathy, and reprobation.

  • Understanding how child sexual predators develop.

  • Demystifying the sex offender's experience within the criminal justice system and sex offender treatment within prison. 

  • Discerning degrees of rehabilitation of sex offenders who visit your church.

  • A clinical overview of the trauma inflicted by sexual abuse.

  • An over-view of trauma-informed care.

  • An overview of helpful practices designed to provide support to survivors and their non-offending family members.

  • An overview of how a church can best help survivors. 

  • A clinical overview of crisis intervention and mental-health first aid.

  • On-going professional consultation made available to the church or organization. 

Church Protect is an inovator in training and education

Here's just a sample...

During one of Church Protect's annual symposiums, Dave Drake (featured in the above promotional videos), shared his dramatic personal journey in the wake of discovering that a number of his children had been molested by the same Super Predator pastor.
Cyndi, a church secretary, sat down with Church Protect to publicly share for the first time the impact of being sexually abused as a young girl. She wanted to help pastors and family members understand the life-long impact of abuse, and why so many survivors remain silent despite faithfully attending church for years.

Professional Development Opportunities

Oganizational

Intensive Trainings

Sample from the Church Protect Videos & Pod Casts Archives

PROGRAM TOPIC:
Exactly what is the "Super  Sexual Predator," and why does he target churches?
PROGRAM TOPIC:
Do Abuse Survivors need to "forgive" their abusers

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