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Sexual Ethics: Resources

For the most  comprehensive website for victim resources, local church resources, as well as resources for the accused or confused and church leaders, please visit www.UMSexualEthics.org. The site is a ministry of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church (UMC) and addresses the issues of sexual misconduct, abuse and harassment by those entrusted with leadership roles in the UMC.

Victim/Survivor Resource

Advocate Web (link http://www.advocateweb.org) is a nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the exploitation of persons by trusted helping professionals.  They provide a helpful resource for victim/survivors, their family and friends, the general public, as well as for victim advocates and professionals. 

Organizations

FaithTrust Institute (www.faithtrustinstitute.org )  is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Their goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. Their primary emphasis is on education and prevention.  

Support for Accused Clergy

Associates in Advocacy http://www.aiateam.org seek to provide help and information to those who are in need of aid.