Sexual Abuse - Reclaiming Hope

INSTRUCTOR: Grace Mackintosh, Attorney, Legal Counsel for Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
OFFERED BY: General Conference

COURSE TYPE: Self-paced


The purpose of the 6-module course is to explore multiple aspects of sexual abuse including awareness, prevention, recognition, protection, investigation, advocacy, responsibilities, organizational supports, healing, and structural approaches to stem the tide of unfortunate and criminal activities within the Seventh-day Adventist faith community. Unfortunately abuse, harassment, and misconduct happen. Much of this takes place with our most vulnerable faith community members, our children and young adults. As a church organization, we are taking a stand to stop sexual abuse and create safe churches. There are many things that can be done to limit or stop these types of incidents in your faith community. But the first step is talking about it.