72: Unraveling Abuse in the Church: Pete Singer on Third-Party Investigations & Trauma-Informed Practices

Pete Singer, executive director of GRACE, shares about grooming, hidden trauma, being “overly” sensitive to abuse, and the importance of third-party investigations.

“Perpetrators put a lot of effort into being the kind of person who would never do that.”

“Being more sensitive may be the product of having more knowledge.”

Pete Singer is the Executive Director of GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment and an expert on third-party investigations, trauma, and trauma-informed practice.

GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment is a nonprofit organization that specializes in safeguarding initiatives to guard against church abuse, and sexual abuse in the church.


In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. What misconceptions about perpetrators of abuse do people have, and how can we ensure we are more informed?

2. How does trauma-informed practice apply in churches, and why is it important?

3. How can churches protect possible victims and be transparent and trustworthy in their response to allegations of misconduct?



SAMHSA’s Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care – Post-Secondary Peer Support Training Curriculum (opentextbc.ca)

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