Children and family ministry leaders meet each month to connect and encourage each other through sharing stories, professional development and spiritual growth as we develop ourselves as leaders. We meet at the same time as the youth connection—from Noon to 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of most months at Salem Covenant in New Brighton, MN. Bring a lunch.
Children and Youth can find themselves in over their heads with various online concerns from cyberbullying to sexting. This presentation details the risks students are facing online and practical ways that adults can respond.
As a classmate of Jacob Wetterling, Alison learned early on how important it is to protect children and youth from exploitation, and believes strongly in avoiding fear-based approaches when educating young people. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is committed to using what they’ve learned in 25 years of case management of missing and exploited children to empower audiences to walk around smart and not scared.
Alison previously worked as a minister to youth and children at a metro area faith community for six years. She continues to be inspired and re-energized by working directly with children and teenagers at camps, retreats, and theater companies.
This event is open to any staff people or parents who are available and interested in this topic.