The fourth Sunday in September has been designated by synod as Abuse Awareness Sunday. It's important for us to understand this topic that affects so many people and our congregational life. Abuse is NOT OK, but talking about abuse IS OK and can lead to better prevention and a better response. The resources below are arranged topically for your convenience. If the fourth Sunday in September doesn't work, these resources remain available to use at another time. Any day is a good day for greater abuse awareness.