Abuse Prevention Resources
The following items are abuse prevention resources for local churches in Northwest Yearly Meeting.
NWYM Abuse Prevention Standards (distributed July 18, 2021)
Mandatory Abuse Prevention Standards (MAPS)
NWYM Recommended Abuse Prevention Policy
(more comprehensive/includes MAPS)
NWYM Abuse Prevention Policy (updated September 1, 2016)
Obtaining a Criminal Clearance
If your church has not yet set up a system to run national criminal clearances contact criminalinfo.com. This company can help establish an account to fit specific needs to run the appropriate checks. They are easy to work with via phone or email.
Another option would be to contact your church’s liability insurer for a recommendation on where to obtain national criminal checks.
Approved Abuse Prevention Training
The approved training for all primary leadership is from ministrysafe.com. The training is available in both English and Spanish. Click the link below to input names, roles, and email addresses of all primary leadership requesting the approved training. NWYM will then send an email with access to obtain the required training. If you are offering training in a group setting, each person will still need access to the training in order to take the required quiz.
Supporting Forms for Local Church Use
These PDF and fillable forms can be updated confidentially and printed. If you require a different format please contact the NWYM office at firstname.lastname@example.org.