“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
Are victim-survivors treated with dignity, respect, and kindness?
Does the fellowship publicly support victim-survivors of SA and CSA?
Are workers instructed to avoid minimizing and victim-blaming (eg: “Many of the accused are more righteous than the accusers”), especially from the platform?
What steps are taken to provide ongoing spiritual nourishment, support, and fellowship to victim-survivors who no longer attend meetings due to their abuse?
Are Workers and Friends encouraged to visit victim-survivors, regardless of whether they continue to attend meetings?
How does our Fellowship provide ongoing support for the mental health and medical needs of victim-survivors who are suffering from the life-long and life-altering trauma as a result of SA or CSA within our fellowship?
- Are there on-site mental health services and/or secure and private sleeping quarters for victim-survivors at convention?
- When someone experiences SA or CSA, are they provided with adequate and professional support, including:
- Counseling from a licensed mental health professional
- Other healthcare services, if necessary
- Living accommodations, if necessary
What guidance are Friends and Workers given about what to do if we or someone we know experiences SA or CSA?
- Are we encouraged to report SA and CSA to authorities?
- Are we encouraged to seek professional counseling?
- Is this guidance given from the platform?
- Is this guidance universal and widely accepted by our fellowship?