Training Resources

Oregon-Idaho Training Resources

  • Safe Sanctuaries 101 Training Guide
    • Based on the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Policy
    • This guide/workbook is designed to help individuals or teams understand the Oregon/Idaho Safe Sanctuaries policy. It contains scenarios for teams to discuss.
  • Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Safe Sanctuaries Abuse Prevention Policies Pre-test and Post-test
    • This short quiz is a good way to become familiar with the Oregon-Idaho Safe Sanctuaries policy. It can be taken at anytime as part of a training or refresher. Answers to the test are found at the bottom of the document.
  • Video of July 18, 2021 Safe Sanctuaries Online Training
    • The information on this video covers the topic of abuse. Please note that this may be difficult to hear. We urge you to take care of your needs.   

    • To access the video, you will need to contact the Administrative Assistant for your District:

      Cascadia             503-581-3969

      Columbia           503-802-9277

      Crater Lake      541-689-3725

      Sage                           208-537-3683

    • Click here for a link to the presentation slides by Patrick Lemmon from the training.

  • Upcoming Training - September 28, 2021

    • ​​Because we know that the topics and questions around Safe Sanctuaries are numerous, we are offering a 2-hour class that will introduce participants to a broad discussion using the book, "Safe Sanctuaries - Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth", by Joy Thornburg Melton who is an “attorney, pastor, and author. Her book outlines a process for developing policies and procedures to recognize and reduce the risk of abuse in the church.”  -- the Upper Room​

Morning Session, September 28th – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT

Evening Session, September 28th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PDT

                     Attendees are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book for their own use. However, that is not 
                     required. The book is available through online resources such as Upper RoomCokesbury,
                     and Amazon.

Register for the FREE class here.

          You will receive a reading guide to prepare for the class a week prior to the class.


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