The sexual abuse of children is a complex issue and to adequately address it, you have to be aware of some very basic information:
- There is the matter of preventing abuse.
- Then there is the matter of recognizing the signs of abuse.
- And perhaps the most challenging is the necessity of reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.
We have featured here just a few of the issues the church must consider when addressing the prevention of child sexual abuse. This list is by no means exhaustive. But this information will help you gain an understanding of the challenges the church faces in preventing and reacting to child sexual abuse.