Holy Synod approves “Stewards of Children” training program for all clergy, youth workers

At their spring session held at the Chancery here in mid-March 2015, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved the use of the “Stewards of Children” [SOC] sexual abuse prevention training program.

During the last week of March, a letter was sent to all bishops and clergy concerning the program.  The letter is available in PDF format.

“Developed by the not-for-profit organization “Darkness to Light”, the SOC program may be undertaken on-line or in person,” said Cindy Heise, Coordinator for the OCA’s Office of Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations [ORSMA].  “The…

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