Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Trauma-informed ministry is uniquely evangelical, combining a keen awareness of the dignity of every human person with a confidence that the saving graces of the Lord are intended for each person, no matter what the challenge. While prayer and care are needed for someone with...

PRAYER SERVICE FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE AND THOSE WHOM THEY LOVE On the Feast of the Archangels, September 29th, the Founders of The Healing Voices Magazine hosted our first online Prayer Service, with the help of fellow Catholic survivors from all corners of North America. Our attendees called in...

In your efforts to continuously improve care being offered to survivors and family members–and anyone suffering from post-traumatic stress–please take a look at how trauma-informed care options are. If you need resources, there are many, but here are a few. Fr. Ken Schmidt has written a wonderful description for...

Healing Voices Special Recognition The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn held its annual Mass for Hope and Healing on April 26, 2017 at Saint Anselm Church. The Mass was well attended by survivors who live locally as well as survivors who came from out of town. Many priests and bishops attended....

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder My experience of the partnership between Church and survivors has been forged in the diocese of Arlington, Virginia, where annually there are multiple Healing Masses, survivor prayer services, discussion groups and other opportunities like spiritual guidance. Most importantly, there are priests, sisters, deacons and a...

Do's and Don'ts in Survivor Ministry

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 17, 2017

  Effective Pastoral Care for Adult Survivors of Abuse or Trauma Copyright © T. Pitt Green 2014. Reprinted by Permission. Don’t talk. Listen. Don’t know. Learn. Don’t defend. Acknowledge guilt of abusers and enablers. Don’t minimize. Recognize the burden. Don’t intellectualize. Permit strong feelings. Don’t launch a pep talk....

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