Adopt-a-social worker

Families thrive with the support of communities, and the organizations in those communities that listen to, understand, and meet their unique needs. As an Adopt-a-Social Worker Community Partner, you’ll join a committed interfaith network of localized partnerships, providing critical support that protect children and strengthen families in your community.

This partnership provides the opportunity for faith communities to be key stakeholders in efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. When faith-based organization’s (FBOs) partner with CIAM through this program, they commit to partnering with one designated County Social Worker and help meet the needs the best they can. When an urgent need arises, and all other resources have been exhausted, the social worker can put in a request to their designated “adopter.” Examples of needs include assistance with groceries, clothing, beds, furniture, baby items, or transportation. 

Join the Movement to End Child Abuse

Equip Your Community to Prevent & Respond to Abuse

Establish Deeper Community Connections

Faith communities offer children and youth a place for spiritual formation and connection to a caring community. It is vital that our churches provide a safe and secure environment for all who participate in programs and activities

The Churches that have partnered with Care in Action Minnesota, have said they cherish the collaborative relationships they have with their County Social Worker and strongly desire more partnerships that bolster their role in protecting children and strengthening families.

Did You Know?

Churches are not immune from child abuse. In fact, the opposite may be true, as many reports indicate that sexual predators target trusting environments where children are present, we must not ignore the threat. Faith actors must work together as part of a wider system, including with secular actors, to tackle the shared challenges that exist across diverse faith settings to end violence against children. 

 Interfaith collaboration and intra-faith cooperation are essential to a multi-stakeholder effort to eliminate violence against children. When FBOs work together in multi-faith partnerships, and do so locally, it affirms the value that all children are the responsibility of the collective community, and that all families are welcomed and supported.

Resources for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at Church

Safeguarding the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of young people and other vulnerable individuals may be one of the most important responsibilities of any ministry organization. Taking an honest look at our awareness, knowledge, and policies is imperative to preventing child sexual abuse in our churches.

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