Documents

Best Practice Guide
This guide for best practices was developed to help churches prevent and respond to clergy perpetrated sexual abuse. The guide includes suggestions from survivors we interviewed, and this guide was endorsed by survivors.

Sample Code of Ethics
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing a Code of Ethics for your congregation or religious body.

Strategies for Preventing CSA
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing Policies to help your congregation protect members, leaders and the community from experiencing clergy sexual abuse.

Q&As about CSA
Questions congregation members may have about the CSA and its effect on the believing community.

Sexual Misconduct of Clergypersons with Congregants or Parishioners -- Civil and Criminal Liabilities and Responsibilities

Study Series: Christianity and the Abuse of Power
Curriculum for study groups, religious education, sermon helps or personal reflections. Forthcoming from Baylor School of Social Work.

Dual Relationships when Clergy Counsel Congregants
A brief description of the ethical challenges created when religious leaders also serve as professional counselors to their congregants.