Teresa Pitt Green is the former pen name for Teresa Hartnett, who is a practicing Catholic and founding member of the survivor fellowship in the Diocese of Arlington. She was abused by a series of priests during her youth and teen years in a different diocese.
Teresa focuses on integrating faith into recovering from abuse or trauma. All her publications are described at Spirit Fire, where she works to promote healing and reconciliation through survivor partnerships in faith-based communities wounded by child abuse.
For ten years Teresa served on a diocesan advisory board for implementing child protection and survivor outreach. She continues to provide many trauma-informed services and projects for survivors, for loved ones who carry secondary trauma, and for priests, deacons, nuns and others supporting survivors and their families.
Her volunteer work reaches out to other survivor support groups, including the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative. Her audiences have included many ministries within the diocese of Arlington, judges and lawyers groups, therapeutic care groups, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops annual child protection conference and Saint Luke’s Institute.
A SELECTION OF TERESA’S PUBLICATIONS
By Rev. Louis S. Fiorelli OSFS and Teresa Pitt Green
A workbook for spiritual companionship supporting adult survivors of child abuse. based on the authors’ workshops
By T. Pitt Green
A chronicle of how others helped the author, who never abandoned her faith, to reconcile with the Church
By T. Pitt Green
The most requested and reprinted article: Recovery from child abuse can benefit from making distinctions between what was then – and what is now.
Other webinars, programs and articles may be found here.
Rick Warren and Bishop Kevin Vann introduce a conference on faith and mental health.
by Rick Warren
By William Blake
By T. S. Eliot
Mercy from “The Ascension”
By Phil Wickham
TIP: MANAGING TRIGGERS
Care for an abused dog.
TIP: HOW TO SURVIVE
You’re reading this? You’ve already survived. Now, Go. Seek Beauty. Find Truth.