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Child Protection

 

In line with our Chicago Province policies on Sexual Abuse and Maintaining Ethical Ministry with Minors, the Secretariat of Education, Recruitment & Formation is pleased to present you with a variety of resources aimed at assisting you in educating and updating yourself on the topic of child protection. Through continued education and deeper awareness we can stop abuse before it happens!

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Article of the Month

Two organizations help boys and Girls to grow in the faith
Jim Graves
Aleteia

Mentioned in an article by Jim Graves, Aleteia.org, there are two newly-created, parish-based organizations that help both boys and girls grow in their faith through mentorship. Fraternus—for boys—began in 2008 by a group of active Catholic lay people. It was followed four years later by Fidelis the partner organization for girls. Both organizations provide parishes with the necessary materials and training to start their own groups. For more information, read Jim Graves' article and check out the Fraternus and Fidelis websites. Read...
Fraternus (Youth organization for boys)
Fidelis (Youth organization for girls)

To assist you in complying with the education requirement of the Praesidium Accreditation process, you can access links to previously posted "Articles of the Month" at childprotectArchive.
 

Resource of the Month

Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus
Katie Prejean McGrady

Catholic author and speaker Katie Prejean McGrady shares sometimes embarrassing, often humorous, and always inspiring stories about how she came to know and love Jesus and shows you can, too, through prayer, scripture, sacraments, and service. In the summer of 2016, Prejean McGrady walked off the stage feeling great about a forty-five-minute talk she had just given when a young man from the audience stopped her for advice. His questions caught her completely off guard: "Who is Jesus?" "How can I get to know him?" Prejean McGrady—who speaks to tens of thousands of Catholic teens and young adults a year about her passion for Jesus—couldn’t give the guy a simple, straightforward answer. And it bugged her. Big-time. In Follow, she uses engaging, sometimes awkward, and frequently funny stories from her own life to show you four simple and practical ways to get to know Jesus and have a life-changing friendship with him:

ISBN: 978-1-59471-823-6, 160 pages, $13.95
Ave Maria Press

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Reporting Child Abuse

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Virtus Online

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Child Welfare.com

   

Online Resources & Information

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Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

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Childhelp
www.childhelp.org

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Children Matter Network
www.childrenmatternetwork.org

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Childwelfare.com
www.childwelfare.com

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Faith and Safety
www.faithandsafety.org/

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Praesidium Inc.
www.praesidiuminc.com

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Shared Hope International
http://sharedhope.org

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Tennyson Center for Children
https://tennysoncenter.org/

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Virtus Online
www.virtusonline.org

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Links reviewed: February 2017

 


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