Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder
In response to the horrors survivors like us endured through abuse by priests and others in the faith setting of the faith of our childhood, the US Catholic Church instituted radical measures to protect children from all predators. These reforms, particularly educational programs and vetting processes, were rolled out within a decade of passage in 2002, and, even while progress and serious improvements are needed in some dioceses, the momentum forward is unlike any in … US educational districts, child or minor sports, Hollywood … and even churches beyond the states. There is much more to be done, but it’s worth Catholics understanding what has been accomplished. Knowing this, Catholics also become aware of resources for learning how to keep all children safe and for how to help survivors of abuse. For that quick intro, a six minute video.