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Delayed Sexual Assault Allegations in Churches

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The nature of PTSD is such that church leaders, pastors, and ministers will have to deal with an allegation months or years after the event. Josh Bryant teaches how to respond when that happens. For more, see www.churchgeneralcounsel.com.

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Delayed Sexual Assault Allegations in Churches

  1. 1. (Delayed) Accusations in the Process Driven Church Josh Bryant Managing Attorney Church General Counsel
  2. 2. You Will Get a Delayed Allegation • Pastors and lawyers deal with the same problem in different ways. • Pastors and church leaders need to know how trauma works. • A delayed allegation is an allegation made months or years after the facts asserted in the accusation. • What will you do when you receive a delayed allegation?
  3. 3. What Will You Do When You Get A Delayed Allegation? • Take Care of the Accuser • Take Care of the Accused • Take Care of your Church • Take Care of Yourself • Join Me in the Past Abuses Breakout for more.
  4. 4. (Delayed) Accusations in the Process Driven Church Josh Bryant Managing Attorney Church General Counsel
  5. 5. The Head of Your Church Would Start With Compassion • Take care of the accuser. • Safety • Honesty • Assistance • Reciprocal Partnership • Empower • Take care of the accused. • Communicate • Obligations • Rights • Employment
  6. 6. The Head of Your Church Would Start With Compassion • Take Care of Your Church • Privacy • Respect All Involved • Insurance • Distance between Parties • Employ Professionals • Take Care of Yourself • Prayer • And • Word

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