Reporting Abuse: Mandated Reporting | Youth Safety #6

Reporting Abuse: Mandated Reporting | Youth Safety #6



hey everybody this is Steve and it's our responsibility to report abuse in this video we're going to explore the three things that youth workers are mandated to report to state authorities abuse suspected abuse and imminent danger to the life of a young person and we're also going to introduce what youth workers need to report to their supervisors in a youth ministry program or event but first if you haven't yet remember to like this video and subscribe to our channel so you never miss out on great Orthodox Christian content all right let's get started as in archdiocese we're committed to creating safe ministry programs and events where young people can encounter Jesus Christ that means we have a clear zero-tolerance policy when it comes to abuse and that we're all committed to reporting both abuse and suspected abuse to the proper authorities youth workers are what are known as mandated reporters these are people who have a legal obligation to report three basic things to the state authorities first if you know that a young person is the victim of abuse then you need to contact the authorities second if you have a good reason to believe that a young person is the victim of abuse then you also need to contact the authorities but sometimes the danger to a young person doesn't come from someone else so third if you know that a young person is in imminent danger of hurting themselves or worse you need to contact the authorities in that case – this is our legal responsibility as mandated reporters yet it's also our ethical duty as Christians to help keep young people safe that means both reporting abuse that we see or know about as well as abuse we reasonably suspect is going on even if we end up being wrong we need to share our good faith fears and suspicions with the authorities rather than keep them quiet and risk letting abuse continue if you have any questions about how to reach out to the proper authorities or who specifically to contact you can call the child help national abuse hotline at ever need to report abuse or suspected abuse and I hope this is something that none of us ever have to do we need to report it to the state authorities remember your report may be the only thing standing in the way of the continued abuse of a young person so I hope that you'll join us in making sure that every youth ministry program and event is a safe space where young people can encounter the Lord a safe space where young people can be the bee and live orthodoxy in the next episode will cover how to respond to and report inappropriate behavior to our supervisors within a youth ministry program or events remember for more information about the policies for the safety of children and youth please visit go arch org slash safety that's go arch org slash safety and please make sure to share this video it's important that we spread the word about youth safety to as many people as possible you

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4 thoughts on “Reporting Abuse: Mandated Reporting | Youth Safety #6

  1. Mandated reporting is an important legal obligation. And it's an important part of the Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth.

  2. “Please pray” for my father ..fr Michael he is an Orthodox Priest “suffering”!! (So many) things right now …as I write this message…Please
    Pray for Him…God bless.

  3. Amen! Great to have this topic brought up. Christ “Truly” Bless you. “For all” that you’ve been doing over the years ..I’ve seen you from day one..(Be the Bee) has really grown and developed into Something Beautiful over the Years. Keep it up! “Must” Protect the Body of Christ Amen!

    I Pray Christ keeps all the children and young Teens “Safe” from the evil one ,from (all)“openly and hidden Dangers”. Father Son and Holy Spirit Amen!

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