In accordance with New Castle Presbytery’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, every three years all minister members and CREs of the Presbytery shall also attend refresher training on the subject of prevention of clergy sexual misconduct. Such training will be offered at several locations across the Presbytery, or may be taken through another source satisfactory to the COMC.
CURRENT TRAINING FOR 2019 CLASSES:
Two classes were held in February and May for 2019. An additional class has now been added as follows:
Thursday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901
Registration for these opportunities is available here.
ALTERNATIVE OFFERING FOR BEYOND BASICS
Stewards of Children is an online program available any time, place and at one’s own pace. It takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete. This prevention training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth. Training costs $10 per person.
OPTIONS WITHIN NEARBY PRESBYTERIES:
National Capital Presbytery: https://thepresbytery.org/events/19-healthy-boundaries-schedule-and-registration/
Baltimore Presbytery: http://baltimorepresbytery.org/events/healthy-boundaries-refresher-training/
Minister members are responsible for providing New Castle Presbytery with a certificate of completion for any class taken outside of NCP in order to maintain compliance with Presbytery mandated participation. To insure the program is NCP compliant, please confirm with our Stated Clerk prior to participation. View the Sexual Misconduct Policy for further details.
NCP Prevention of Sexual Misconduct Policy – approved 9-18-18
Code of Ethics for Teaching Elders and Church Professionals – approved 9-18-18
Child Protection Policy – approved 9-18-18