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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

Minimize opportunities for child sexual abuse
Darkness to Light.org

This article is from Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse, offers a few statistics and advice on minimizing opportunities in which child sexual abuse could occur. It's a good list of reminders for protecting children. 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

The Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do About It
Everett Fritz

Not long ago, veteran Youth Minister Everett Fritz counted the number of his former Youth Group members who were still practicing the Faith. The result? Almost all of them had left the Faith! Fritz learned that other parishes reported similar staggering losses, pointing to a grim truth: today’s Youth Ministries simply do not form young people into lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Not satisfied with these dismal results, Fritz devised a different way of forming young people in the Faith. It’s an approach that can truly transform the spiritual lives of young people by applying the same one-to-one personal method that Jesus Himself used to form his twelve original disciples . . . only one of whom was lost! Fritz has worked with countless parishes, helping them make the shift to a small-group discipleship structure. You’ll learn to avoid the many pitfalls and common mistakes parishes make, as well as ways you can easily build the volunteer base needed for a successful transition. If you’re troubled by the number of young people in your parish who leave the Faith year after year, then open these illuminating pages and learn the art of forming young disciples.

ISBN: 978-1-622824-823, 128 pages, $14.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

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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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