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