3 BLUE RIBBON CHURCH REQUIREMENTS

1.  Adopt a prevention policy (sample ) that includes:

                Background checks on volunteers/staff working

                with birth-18 year olds. (check out Shepherds Watch)

                The "Buddy System" where no lone adult is left 

                with children. 

                Training on the signs of child abuse and the steps to, reporting                                  child abuse as outlined by State Family Code (law). 

                (free online training)

 

2.  Participate in at least one prevention/relief effort for abused                                       children in your own community annually.

 

3.  Participate in National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer

Let's be pro-active and adopt a program that protects children, volunteers, and the church itself.

  -  Cornelia Garza

Texas Department of Family Protective Services - Faith Specialist Region 11