CHILD-FRIENDLY FAITH PROJECT wrote -
A religious upbringing can be a wonderful experience for a child, but it can also have a dark side. Too often, children are emotionally, physically, and spiritually harmed in the name of faith. The Child-Friendly Faith Project’s Designation Program is a unique curriculum that seeks to change all that.
Religious organizations that complete the program learn about child development and the positive and negative impacts of faith teachings and practices. Participants attend workshops that guide them through the process of creating effective child abuse prevention policies and designing new programs that improve children’s wellbeing.
What's more, an organization that signs up for the program is designated as a Child-Friendly Faith Community and recognized as a role model in child protection. In this way, the faith community serves as a beacon to individuals and families looking for a place of worship that truly understands children’s emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.
By educating and supporting faith communities in their efforts to nurture children and protect them from all forms of abuse and neglect, we can better ensure that a religious, spiritual, and cultural upbringing is a wonderful experience for every child.