Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused, edited by Brad Hambrick, is a must-read for church leaders and advocates. It is a compilation of wisdom provided by a variety of experts on domestic violence. This is the synopsis of the book as it appears on their website ChurchCares.com.
Is your church prepared to care for individuals who have experienced various forms of abuse? As we continue to learn of more individuals experiencing sexual abuse, domestic violence, and other forms of abuse, it’s clear that resources are needed to help ministries and leaders care for these individuals with love, support, and in cooperation with civil authorities.
This handbook seeks to help the church take a significant step forward in its care for those who have been abused. Working in tandem with the resources and videos found at ChurchCares.com, this handbook brings together leading evangelical trauma counselors, victim advocates, social workers, attorneys, batterer interventionists, and survivors to equip pastors and ministry leaders for the appropriate initial responses to a variety of abuse scenarios in churches, schools, or ministries.
Though the most comprehensive training is experienced by using this handbook and the videos together, readers who may be unable to access the videos can use this handbook as a stand-alone resource.ChurchCares.com