Shield the Vulnerable

The Southern New England Conference is committed to providing safe worship and educational environments to help children and youth learn to love and follow Jesus Christ. 
Resources and training opportunities are available to equip and support families, volunteers, and employees in child protection.

The work of volunteers is essential to the successful accomplishment of the Church’s mission and ministry. The management policies and procedures employed to supervise the work of volunteers must be consistent with the mission of the church or school and must support its successful achievement (NAD FB-20).
SNEC requires that all local volunteers and church officers must be trained and screened using the program Verified Volunteer.  (Please note: The NAD, including our conference, is using the Verified Volunteer in replace of Shield the Vulnerable.)

The Hideout (ShortFilm)
A young girl's life is thrown upside down when she is molested by her favorite teacher. Through the support of her best friend, she finds the strength to tell her mother.

End It Now: Understanding & Preventing Child Abuse in the Adventist Church from Loma Linda University Health

My Private Places Book by Nancy Goode Talalas


Report suspected child abuse in your state.

(24-hour Careline)

(24-hour Careline)
Nearest DCF Office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rhode Island:
(24-hour line for at home caretakers or parents)
Nearest Police Station

April Montoya, Director
'Shield the Vulnerable'
Child Protection Program