Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

When using Safe Gatherings, upon successful completion of the application, background and reference checks, and the online training program, each applicant will receive documentation of approval valid for two years, and will have continued access to the online training program for an entire year.

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The price per applicant for the individual church program available through the Safe Gatherings website is $35.  That includes processing of two electronic references, a national and county of residence 7-year background check, national and state of residence Sex Offender Registry check, and the 1 1/2 hour online abuse prevention and boundary awareness training.

A training only option is available through CongregationU.


CongregationU  currently provides training on more than 43 topics relevant to your church or group situations, with more being added on an ongoing basis. Several of which are also available in Spanish. You may purchase individual courses or bundles which are available at greatly reduced rates. In addition, if your church has content that you would like to host online, you may use CongregationU’s Course Builder product to host your own training to your own group.



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