ABE plans to produce educational material for nuns, monks, teachers and lay students on what constitutes abuse, cult warning signs, inclusive sanghas, and what organisations can do to reduce the risk of harm.
This material will include information on how to recognise the variety of forms that abuse can take: physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and spiritual. This helps people to recognise when it is happening to them and also to recognise the ways in which they might be unwittingly contributing to it or tacitly allowing it to occur.
Abuse can occur not only in how an individual treats others. It also occurs in how other individuals, and organisations as a whole, respond. Thus, organisation-wide training and organisational structures are important elements in minimising harm.