Students at commencement

Ministry in Context

Mandatory Abuse-Reporting Laws

Did you know that 4 out of 5 states require clergy to alert authorities when they suspect a child has been abused or neglected? USA Today published a chart in their Dec. 16, 2011 issue showing which types of adults are specifically required to report abuse in each state, and whether failing to report it is a crime. Find out what the state law says for your internship site.

When I grow up

Recently a supervisor was tucking his 7-year-old son into bed. The young boy said to his Dad, "When I grow up, I want to be an intern."