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Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Training

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, in an effort to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church through the establishment of preventive measures to protect individuals against sexual misconduct within the church, has adopted a Sexual Misconduct Policy.

All clergypersons (Ministers in Full Connection, Ministers on Trial, or candidates for Admission on Trial or received from another denomination) must attend the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct training provided by their Episcopal District.  The failure to attend such seminars will result in the clergy member being ineligible to be given a pastoral assignment and/or placed on unpaid administration leave.

Learning Objectives
• Review the Sexual Misconduct Policy for Ordained Clergy Persons in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
• Define sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse.
• Discuss applicable laws.
• Explore examples of behaviors that violate the Sexual Misconduct Policy
• Recognizing how our humanity and other factors put clergy at risk for actions that violate the Sexual Misconduct Policy
• Identify interpersonal characteristics and behavior patterns that increase risk.
• Understand the investigation process and support resources that can be used during an investigation.
• Discuss a process for assessing risk factors in congregations and other environmental factors.
• Explore the use of consultation in risk mitigation.
• Discuss healthy coping and problem-solving during investigations.
• Discuss the importance of clergy support.
• Identify pastoral self-care strategies.
• Identify accountability partners.

You may print or download the policy to review by clicking HERE.

Session Facilitators

Dolores Tarver, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist & Attorney Bernard Snell, President, Judicial Council CME Church

VIDEO: Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Training

(6th District) Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Training

(6th District) Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Training

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