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November 2019 > Resources >
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

Top 10 myths about clergy abuse
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP
Psychology Today

Dr. Plante's article in Psychology Today helps set the record straight on clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church including the number one myth—sexual abuse is more common among Catholic priests than other groups of men. Read...

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

Abuse of Trust: Healing from Clerical Sexual Abuse
Allen A. Hébert and Denae L. Hébert

Desiring to bring hope and healing to other victims, these men and women—survivors as well as their community of family and friends—come together to speak out about their abuse and betrayal by Catholic priests and leaders. These are only a few stories—but through these few are related the experiences of many victims. Contrary to conventional wisdom, these men and women are still active, practicing Catholics who love their faith. The abusers may have stolen their innocence, but through God’s grace, they weren’t able to steal their faith. Priests and Bishops of the Catholic Church have harmed many, but through this 2,000 year old institution, these victims found the healing they so deserved and desired. This book aims to unite victims and concerned members of the Catholic Church to fight against the evil of sexual abuse and coverup. The Catholic Church has a lot of work to do, but there are good, heroic people within its membership who desire to advocate for victims of sexual abuse and to change the structures that allowed this abuse of trust to occur.

ISBN: 978-0996598033, 348 pages, $25 softcover, published by Broussard Press
Amazon.com

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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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