Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse and Exploitation of Older Adults, by Joy T. Melton, will be published by Discipleship Resources, in September 2012.

This new volume focuses on a broad spectrum of issues related to protecting older adults from physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation and abuse. The book provides common-sense, practical risk management information and guidance on legal issues related to protection of  older adults from exploitation by caregivers, volunteers, churches, and family members.  Beyond protection measures, this new book also provides organizational guidance for building your church’s ministries for older adults.

Ms. Melton of Hindson & Melton LLC is available for risk management consultations with individual congregations and organizations serving older adults. Email her for more information, available dates, and fees.

Order Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers: Best Practices and Ethical Decisions (2009) here.

Order Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in Churches (2008) here.