Angelina Wood - NADYM Volunteer Safety Consultant

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Angelina Cameron-Wood graduated from the Adventist University in Chile and continued with her education at Loma Linda University. Since 1983, Angelina has served as an Educator and Administrator in Chile, Northern and Southeastern California Conferences of Seventh-day Adventists, Andrews University in Michigan, and the Oregon Conference Children's Ministries department. In February 2009 God called Angelina to serve as Director of the Oregon Conference Risk Management and Church Safety department. This provided her an extensive experience in church and child safety resources and training. Angelina is currently assisting the North American Division Youth & Young Adult Ministries department as a volunteer safety consultant.

Mission, Purpose, Principle Related to Minor Safety

What is the Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Related to Child/Minor Safety

The Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to provide a safe, spiritual and abuse-free environment for every child who attends the Organization’s programs and activities.

What is the Purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Church For Child/Minor Safety?

It is the purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to prevent any form of child abuse, physical, emotional, or sexual and to protect employees and volunteers from false allegations. Each Union and Conference should work in partnership together with pastors, teachers, church leaders, children and parents to promote the welfare, health and development of children. Child protection is everyone's responsibility. 

All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and sexual identity have the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse.

PRINCIPLE

Zero tolerance of child abuse: Child abuse will not be tolerated by the Seventh-day Adventist church; neither will knowingly engage, directly or indirectly, anyone who poses a risk to children.

Sharing responsibility for child protection: To effectively manage risks to children, each conference should require the active support and cooperation of ministers, all church members, leaders and volunteers implementing the North American Division’s safety procedures in any and all activities.

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