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Friends 'N Faith Back Yard Clubs/Strengthening Families (Workshop 146)
Friends N' Faith Back Yard Clubs prove an effective tool to engage the faith community in a program that strengthens children and families in the neighborhood where they reside. This workshop exemplifies the American spirit as it brings a new player, the faith community, into the arena of preventing child abuse and maltreatment. Its discussion addresses several questions: how does participating in a Back Yard Club (BYC) benefit children and families; what makes this something that would interest a congregation; what resources are needed; how to select the neighborhood; and how to use the BYC as a bridge for other faith-based and community initiatives.
Deborah J. Winston
National Children's Advocacy Center
Frank Broyles, Jr.
Faith Presbyterian Church
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