The video recording of the CCEF Live online workshop – Teaching Kids about Sex and Personal Safety by Julie Lowe.
Julie Lowe reviews a book on how to identify sex offenders and set up effective barriers against predatory behavior. The subject matter is daunting. But the need for understanding and action is real. Sexual predation frequently occurs in churches and other ‘safe’ places, as this book discusses and as current events make plain.
Our goal is to teach kids to live God-centered lives. Do this through teaching that focuses on God’s character and not the biblical character’s strengths in solving problems. Sunday school curriculum should be God-centered, not man-centered. Always ask, “What is God doing in this passage?”
“Counseling Children:” Children have had a significant place in my ministry. Walks out, with verbatim conversations, key principles for counseling children. Children experience many, if not most, of the problems in living that adults are confronted with. The principles of Scripture are as valid for children as for adults. Gives concrete examples of how to counsel kids. First, establish a relationship. Second, gather data. Third, use the Bible well in teaching. Fourth, assign appropriate homework. “Children can be touched and changed by the living Word of God when it is presented to them in a way appropriate to their age and development.”
How to Help Angry Kids: A “tool kit” on angry kids. Covers a great deal of territory with attention to detail and to Scripture. Looks both at angry children and at the things parents do that provoke their children.
“How to Help a Grieving Child:” The author works with grieving families . First, we need to know kids: Losing a sibling or a parent is a huge event for a child. It is difficult enough for an adult who has had some experience with life and its problems. A child may not have the ability to step back and look at present events from an eternal perspective.” , Second, we need to know grief: be aware of typical emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual effects. Third, we need to know Christ, who cares for children, who tells the truth, who wept, who comforts us. Fourth, we need to be able to then pray and move out into faith and action. “Go forward to be helpful in the life of a hurting child or teen. I, the ‘bereavement professional,’ always feel that I am in over my head and out of my depth. But it is in my weakness that His strength is most clearly displayed.”