We offer understanding and affirmation to MKs who have been abused or who suffered trauma in mission settings and walk with them on their journey to healing.
- Responding to MKs who contact us, assuring them that they are not alone and that their story is heard and believed.
- Encouraging MKs to share their stories with others who have had similar experiences.
- Providing links to articles, organizations, and other resources that can help MKs in their healing from abuse.
We offer MKs, their parents, families, and friends a supportive environment to tell their stories and to encourage one another on their healing journeys.
- Connecting MK abuse survivors to one another through social media.
- Providing a forum for MKs to share the art, poetry, writing, letters, etc. they have created
- Encouraging family members and friends of former MKs who cope with the aftermath of their loved one’s abuse.
- Providing networking opportunities for former MKs and their families at MKSN conferences and retreats.
We encourage MKs as they report their abuse; educate individuals, organizations and the public regarding MK abuse issues; and network with organizations who effectively work to prevent abuse or investigate it.
- Suggesting resources to former MKs, TCKs and their families about protocols for reporting abuse to their mission, church and/or appropriate officials.
- Responding to the media when issues about MK abuse arise.
- Speaking at seminaries and educational institutions, conferences, etc. to raise awareness of child abuse within the missionary environment.
- Collaborating and connecting with organizations that develop policies of child protection and abuse prevention and/or conduct truly independent third party investigations into abuse allegations.