Keeping Faith

Empowering faith communities to recognize and respond to child abuse & neglect

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month, The Samaritan Women is hosting Zero Abuse Project’s “Keeping Faith” event to prepare faith leaders to recognize and respond to child sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. We invite you and leaders of your faith community to join us for this important training. Topics include:

  • The spiritual impact of child abuse
  • Child abuse prevention
  • Best practices in responding to child abuse
  • Understanding child sexual behaviors

  • Responding to an allegation of child
    abuse within a congregation
  • Managing a sex offender within the


Victor Vieth, Director of Education & Research, Zero Abuse Project


Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
(Lunch included)


Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall
10600 Shaker Dr
Columbia, MD 21046


Shepherd Project Members: Free
Non-members: $25  to offset the cost of course materials.


If interested in hosting a training at your location: contact Jasmyne Cummings, Church Impact Manager at

Keeping Faith is a cutting edge course which has empowered faith leaders throughout the country to implement child protection policies, to work collaboratively with medical and mental health professionals, and to address the spiritual needs of children and families impacted by abuse. I strongly encourage faith leaders to take this training.”

– Boz Tchividjian
Executive Director, GRACE