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Author: Joy Thornburg Melton

Rev. Joy Thornburg Melton, J.D., is the chief resource officer of The United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust. She is the author of the “Safe Sanctuaries” series of books and resources published by Discipleship Resources. Rev. Melton is a recognized national leader in the area of development of ministry protection and abuse prevention policies. A graduate of Pfeiffer University, Scarritt College, and Emory University School of Law, she is uniquely qualified to understand both the legal and ecclesial issues involved with cases of abuse within the church.

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries

Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth

Format: Print Book

The Only Resource of Its Kind Is Now Two Bestsellers in One! Tragically, churches have not always been safe places for children or youth or vulnerable adults. With this in mind, attorney, pastor, and author Melton outlines a process for developing p...

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Safe Sanctuaries - Older Adults

Safe Sanctuaries - Older Adults

The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults

Format: Print Book

Have you ever thought of older adults in your church as being vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, or neglect? The statistics are sobering. According to the AARP Bulletin, each year 1 in 7 older Americans is victimized physically, emotionally, or fina...

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Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth DVD

Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth DVD

Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church

Format: DVD

Following up on her two bestselling Safe Sanctuaries manuals (Children and Youth), Melton now brings you a DVD to use in training and in raising awareness in your local congregation. The key segments address the "Why" and "How" of developing and imp...

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Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers

Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers

Best Practices and Ethical Decisions

Format: Print Book

As an attorney, Joy Thornburg Melton understands the need to educate clergy concerning basics of ethical practice within their particular leadership role in the church. She also wants to help clergy become aware of the potential traps they face: iso...

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Santuarios Seguros

Santuarios Seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia

Format: EPub

Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries« y Safe Sanctuaries« for Youth. El recurso está diseñado para líderes en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores(as), misioneros(as) laicos(as), personas laicas...

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Santuarios Seguros

Santuarios Seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia

Format: Print Book

Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries« y Safe Sanctuaries« for Youth. El recurso está diseñado para líderes en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores(as), misioneros(as) laicos(as), personas laicas...

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Santuarios Seguros

Santuarios Seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia

Format: Kindle

Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries« y Safe Sanctuaries« for Youth. El recurso está diseñado para líderes en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores(as), misioneros(as) laicos(as), personas laicas...

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