A proactive approach to

combating abuse

In our world today, we are faced with appalling statistics of abuse of both adults and children. For example, 1 in 10 children will be molested before their 18th birthday; around 400,000 babies born in the US this year will become victims of sexual abuse; and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. We believe there is a better way. We don’t need to hide our heads in the sand and stand by helplessly while children and adults suffer abuse.

A Better Way is a Christian organization that equips caring people to prevent, recognize, and respond correctly to abuse. This includes:

  • Collaboration with professionals in a variety of disciplines ranging from law enforcement, social workers, pastors, counselors and others, to provide best practice teaching and guidance
  • Organizing seminars for your church, business, school or other organization to train individuals on a variety of topics pertaining to child safety and/or healing from abuse
  • Providing support through the abuse reporting process
  • Connecting survivors to resources, supports, and services, by networking with advocates and other professionals 
  • Offering in-person support to victims in courtrooms during the legal process
  • Answering the needs of parents, churches and organizations for quality resources and information on preventing and responding to abuse
  • Reviewing current resources for best practice information and accuracy
  • Educating and empowering church leaders to know how to effectively support repentant offenders to turn themselves in to law enforcement
  • Education for law enforcement, the justice system, children’s protective services, and others to understand cultural challenges when working with Amish, Mennonite and other Anabaptist communities

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