The Presbytery of East Tennessee provides online training to help you observe, report, and prevent abuse and exploitation, through Armatus Online Training by Praesidium.com.
These are presented free of charge to you.
Each module takes about half an hour to complete.
Upon completion, the Presbytery will receive notification and a certificate will be provided for you.
There are modules for:
Duty to Report - Mandated Reporter, Identifying Child Abuse, Creating Safe Boundaries
Preventing Abuse and Exploitation in Pastoral Ministry
In order to access the online training, you will need to enroll. After you enroll, you will receive a username and password for the training site.
resources to download
An Abuse Prevention Policy Model Policy (Word format - created by Insurance Board)
Your church or organization’s insurance carrier has its own resources for safety and misconduct prevention. Before creating or updating your policies, be sure to call your provider and ask for guidance. Most carriers provide this material and training at no additional cost.
Resources to View
Below is a collection of videos compiled from other churches and judicatories covering a range of subjects. If you would like to share a link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.