Child Abuse Prevention

  • By Spirit Fire
  • March 2, 2016

Mike Hoffman, Founder This is a Special Edition of the Healing Voices newsletter in observance of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In periodic (non-regular) special editions, we expect to examine a variety of special topics related to healing ourselves and the larger Church from the wounds of...

Child Abuse Prevention in Catholic Schools: A Clergy Abuse Survivor’s Perspective By Mike Hoffman, Founder I am a clergy abuse survivor and I send my two children to Catholic schools. My wife and I believe very strongly in Catholic education which is why we sent our kids to our local...

By Bernie Nojadera, Executive Director, Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Prior to 2002, a good majority of dioceses had policies dealing with sexual misconduct in place. Then came the Boston Globe‘s January 2002 headlines regarding child sexual abuse and clergy. In June 2002, the...

By Rev. Lewis S. Fiorelli, O.S.F.S. [1] Like everybody else, the sex abuse scandals have affected me in many ways and on many different levels.  I am a priest. When I began to read accounts of the abuse scandals that clustered around the Church and its clergy, I was amazed,...

By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Every survivor of abuse or trauma responds, as they heal, in a unique way to the hard-won wisdom gained through recovery. Fundamentally, each one of us contributes, contrary to caricatures in media, richly to their family, friends, colleagues and ever-widening circle of interactions. My...

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