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The Good Steward

May 2018

Dear Friend,

When you hear the words “sexual harassment,” have you considered that it might occur in the church? It is possible for harassment to happen in spaces that are supposed to be safe havens. You can discover more about how to prevent and deal with harassment here.

And, as spring turns to summer, different safety concerns arise. Here are some materials that will help you make safe decisions:

  • If you’re going to be driving parishioners to an off-site activity, keep these 5 Summer Driving Hazards in mind.
  • Part of ensuring a safe and fun camp environment is keeping social media interactions and mobile phone usage appropriate. Here are some strategies for camp safety.
  • Compassion fatigue can affect the people who provide guidance and comfort to those affected by disasters. Self care can lessen that experience.
  • And, we are introducing a new series called From the Claims Desk that addresses common issues that our clients face.

We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have, and feel free to forward this publication to others who may benefit from it.

Happy reading!

Bill Murray

Senior Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

Articles in This Issue

Harassment in the Church: Employment or Social Settings

Zero tolerance policies, taking complaints seriously, and correcting behavior right away: These are just some of the ways to prevent and deal with sexual harassment. Find out what to do.

5 Summer Driving Hazards

Summer driving might seem like a breeze compared to the hazards that winter driving presents, but it has its own dangers. Drive safely.

Camp Safety: Social Media and Mobile Phone Use

Set guidelines for mobile phone and social media use to help prevent cyberbullying, sexual abuse, and other negative camper experiences. Here’s how to do it.

Self-Care after a Disaster

Helping the community and the congregation get through a disaster and its aftermath can take a toll on clergy. Here’s how to reduce the effects of compassion fatigue and burn-out. Take care of yourself and others.

From the Claims Desk: Leave Roof Work to the Pros

Serious injuries can occur when people attempt roof repair or inspection. Here’s what to do instead. Keep your feet on the ground.

Green Tip: Plant Native Species

Grow plants that are native to the area. They don’t need as much water or extra chemicals to grow well.

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