Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Mike Hoffman, Founder  * I wish to express gratitude for a variety of successful events this April 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, which helped raise awareness of child abuse prevention efforts and  which will impact our community and ultimately serve to protect children from harm. Abuse of children can occur in a culture of silence, but,… Read More Child Abuse Prevention Month – The Chicago Community Comes Together

Pinwheel Awareness Event in Chicago’s Healing Garden

Here’s a look the last year’s (2017) Child Abuse Prevention Event in the Healing Garden of the Archdiocese of Chicago, including pinwheels for prevention and kind reflections by a renowned spiritual counsel for survivors of clergy abuse, Fr. Larry Dowling. (The 2018 Event will be posted soon….) Do you have videos of events to promote… Read More Pinwheel Awareness Event in Chicago’s Healing Garden

Peer Support for Secondary Victims

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder As another in the series about loved ones seeking to support survivors, this article considers the wisdom available in groups which support secondary victims of different but related traumas. One renowned group dedicated to secondary victims is the Alanon Family Groups program. Alanon grew out of families gathering together meeting with… Read More Peer Support for Secondary Victims

A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

By Michael D. Hoffman Father Pat was the pastor of my parish, St. Mary of the Woods in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He supported every possible effort to heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by clergy for myself, as a parishioner and an individual survivor of clergy abuse, and for our Church as… Read More A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)