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

Personal Courage of the Abuse Survivor at Christmastime

Michael D. Hoffman From the Oxford dictionary, Advent is defined as the “arrival of a notable person or thing.” As Christians, we wait in anticipation of Jesus’ arrival and the peace, comfort and joy in our hearts which that brings. I believe this with all my heart. However, the simple spirit of the season of… Read More Personal Courage of the Abuse Survivor at Christmastime

Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine

Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine By Michael D. Hoffman and Teresa Hartnett We didn’t personally know Barbara Blaine. Her sudden passing occurred at the time this issue was being produced, so we have hastened to add this acknowledgement of Barbara Blaine’s powerful voice among survivors of clergy abuse. For 30+ years, Ms. Blaine advocated for… Read More Requiescat in Pace: Barbara Blaine