Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province Techny, Illinois
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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

Four takeaways from 'Christus Vivit'
Gretchen R. Crowe
Our Sunday Visitor

Pope Francis' April apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), is reviewed here. Gretchen Crowe lists four points that contribute to the Pope's views on and for today's youth. 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

Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive)
Pope Francis

In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment." Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, but Pope Francis also wrote it for the entire Church, because, as he says, reflecting on our young people inspires us all.

ISBN: 978-1681924915. 160 pages, $12.95 softcover, Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

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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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