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

Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation

By Rev. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ and share in his mission of reconciliation. It is our gratitude for the reconciling power of the blood of Christ which impels those of us who seek to live as ambassadors of reconciliation.  We… Read More Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation

It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care

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 The Healing Voices Magazine about trauma-informed… Read More It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care

The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of Abuse

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder “The Way” is a unique healing retreat for adult survivors of clergy abuse. “The Way” is offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. It involves three days of guided meditations and prayer crafted around the Stations of the Cross. Participants move with Christ on a path overcoming dread, confusion, deep hurt,… Read More The Way: Healing Retreat for Adults Survivors of Abuse

Special Edition for Victim Assistance and Survivor Ministry

The Healing Voices Magazine V2 N1 February 2017 Special Edition: Victim Assistance Coordinators   This Special Issue of The Healing Voices Magazine has been produced for (although not solicited by) the 2017 Child and Youth Protection Catholic Leadership Conference. In this Special Issue, we have focused on the experiences that survivors of abuse by clergy… Read More Special Edition for Victim Assistance and Survivor Ministry