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Child-Friendly Faith Project

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The Child-Friendly Faith Project is a unique child advocacy organization. We raise awareness of religious child abuse and neglect. It was founded by Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment.

What do we do exactly? Our main goal is to engage with the public and educate people about ways religious teachings and practices can harm children. Certainly, a religious upbringing can be a wonderful thing, but many people simply don't understand how some adults justify child abuse and neglect with religious belief and doctrine.

Some examples include physically abusing children based on certain biblical passages; denying children necessary medical care due to beliefs about "faith healing"; terrorizing children with religious messaging; and refusing to report a sexual abuser who is a religious authority.

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About Child-Friendly Faith Project

Location:

P.O. Box 2135, Daytona Beach, FL 32115, US

Mission Statement

The Child-Friendly Faith Project is a national, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity that raises awareness of religious child maltreatment or RCM. RCM is child abuse or neglect that is enabled by religious beliefs held by perpetrators, victims, or the surrounding community.

Description

We fulfill our mission by developing educational programs that benefit the general public, survivors, and faith communities. Our goal is to help people understand how to identify RCM and its risk factors and to recognize its negative impact on children. Our programs are designed to accomplish three key goals:

1. Educate the Public
We manage a website that is one of the most comprehensive in offering vital information on RCM. We also oversee social media outlets that allow the public to discuss and learn about this issue, and we give media interviews and slideshow presentations at notable events.

2. Support Survivors
We maintain a clearinghouse of resources to help survivors of RCM find reputable therapeutic programs, and we advocate on behalf of survivors seeking to communicate with religious institutions and organizations that have harmed them.

3. Partner with Faith Communities
We offer curricula to faith communities interested in learning more about RCM and how to protect children.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Faith-Based

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Executive Admin
  • Business Development
  • General Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We have a 2-hour quarterly Zoom board meeting. Occasionally, additional meetings are necessary. We ask for additional participation where you apply your unique experience and/or skills. Terms are 3 years, and there are no term limits.
  • Please let us know via email if you're interested in learning more. Before candidates are voted in, we do request a resume and one reference.

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