And COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A FAITH BASED COMMUNITY EVENT
OPEN TO ALL DENOMINATIONS & FAITHS!
SAFETY & SECURITY
for PLACES of WORSHIP
"Protecting Your Place of Worship in an Uncertain World"
JULY 15, 2017
HARRISONBURG, VA (Staunton/Charlottesville Area)
As a church/synagogue/parish/mosque leader have you ever thought about these situations?
A child goes missing from the children's ministry during a Worship Service. A violent or unstable person enters and disrupts the sanctuary during an Evening Service. Your receptionist is confronted by a hostile person at the office. A non-custodial parent takes their child from the ministry classroom without proper authority and leaves the church/synagogue/parish/mosque. A mission trip to a foreign country turns into a hostage situation with a group of missionaries from your place of worship. A person shows up at your place of worship with a gun...What do you do? Are you prepared? Is your ministry team prepared?
Safety and Security is becoming increasingly important for churches, synagogues and faith-based service providers. From acts of violence and vandalism to disruption of worship services, there has been a steady increase in security threats to places of worship across the country. With the recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, churches/synagogues/parish/mosques today simply must be prepared for a variety of threats and crisis situations, such as medical emergencies, domestic violence, child care protection, disruptive or violent visitors and preparing for a safe mission trip. Faith-Based Communities must be prepared for any emergency. Safety and security are critical operational issues for churches and synagogues of all sizes that are often overlooked or not emphasized. The facts show that 44 percent of places of worship with more than 200 attendees don't have a formal security program for their congregation during worship services.
During this 8-Hour Class, participants will gain a better understanding of the need for ministry safety and security. Students will learn about intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and workplace violence. They will learn about the importance of developing a safety / security policy and a child protection policy. They will be able to recognize high risk areas in their place of worship and offices. Students will learn about the legal, insurance and liability issues. How to prepare for an emergency such as medical, natural disasters, an active shooter and other forms of extreme violence. Students will develop a church/synagogue/parish security assessment checklist that includes persons and property protection, financial protection, transportation protection and mission team protection. We will discuss various incidents, how to address the aftermath of a critical incident and working with the media.
Tom Gillan is Director of The National Institute for Human Trafficking Research and Training - A program that provides research and training on the subject of Human Trafficking. Mr. Gillan recently completed a 20-year career as Director of the Criminal Justice Office - where he worked directly with 28 victims of human trafficking.
As a certified law enforcement trainer, Thomas was selected by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide his expertise on the subject of Human Trafficking to assist with the development of an 8-hour curriculum for new police recruits and a 40-hour curriculum for investigators.
Thomas is an instructor with Training Force USA, the Regional Community Policing Institute, the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Leo University, The Florida Sheriff's Association, and the Florida Attorney General's Office. Mr. Gillan has received numerous awards and recognition for his work from The U. S. Department of Justice, The U. S. Attorney's Office, The FBI National Academy, The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Corrections, and most recently, The 2012 Trainer of The Year Award from The Florida Network of Victim Witness Services.
All church/synagogue/temple/mosque leaders (pastors, clergy, rabbis, church staff, etc.) and leaders of their congregations (elders, deacons, etc.). Training is also excellent for all members of the criminal justice community and political leaders.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
546 West Mosby Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
DATES & TIMES:
- Saturday, July 15, 2017
- Class starts at 8:00am sharp - and ends at 5:00pm (Local Time)
COST: $125.00 per person
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