Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province Techny, Illinois
Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation


March 2018 > 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

Bill To Aid Victims of Child Pornography Passes U.S. Senate Committee
Catholic News Agency

On January 11, 2018 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved House bill S. Titled the Amy, Vicki, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act, the bill is named out of respect for the victims of some of the most widely circulated child pornography series in the world. It seeks to provide assistance for victims of child pornography, and for other purposes. Although the bill is still in its early stages, the victims after whom the bill is named have expressed gratitude for its introduction and have called on Congress to advance it. Read...

Resource of the Month

Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse: Moving Beyond the Past Into a Healthy Future
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. and Ann McMurray

Author of the successful Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse, Dr. Gregory Jantz now helps readers understand the effects of childhood abuse on their emotional, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual health. He then outlines the steps to lasting healing, including grieving what was lost, learning to balance emotions with intentionality, regaining a positive relationship with one's own body and mind, and coming to an understanding of God not as a frightening authority figure like the abuser or an accusing judge, but as a loving creator, redeemer, and friend.

ISBN: 978-0800727727, 192 pages, $11.49 paperback, published by Revell


 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.

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Reporting Child Abuse


Virtus Online




Online Resources & Information


Child Welfare Information Gateway




Children Matter Network


Faith and Safety


Praesidium Inc.


Shared Hope International


Tennyson Center for Children


Virtus Online

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Links reviewed: February 2017


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