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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!

Articles and Resources

Information and Assistance

Article of the Month

A Different Kind of Transparency
Stephen P. White
The Catholic Thing

In mid-July the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a 'vademecum' on certain points of procedure in treating cases of clerical sexual abuse. No doubt you have been made aware of this by your arch/dioceses. Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, offers insight into the importance of this vademecum from the point of view of a person (whether lay, religious, ordained) who is not familiar with canon law—and that would be most of us. 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

2019 Annual Report
On the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The 2019 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, produced by the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection (SCYP) in 2020, describes the progress of Catholic dioceses/eparchies in implementing victim assistance and child protection policies and programs in the United States, particularly those found within the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The report is based on an annual audit process, carried out between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019, by StoneBridge Business Partners. Read...

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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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