Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

Clergy-abuse survivor, Deborah Kloos, visited the President of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., to talk about her experience and the programs for promoting child-abuse prevention in the Church. A full profile of Deborah’s visit and the many helpers who welcomed her may be found in the recent Crux article Abuse Survivors Praises… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

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

When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Abused

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder This is  one in a series of related articles written at the invitation of Orthodoxy in Dialogue, which is a leading blog for the Orthodox Church published and edited by doctoral students of theology at the University of Toronto. While written from the perspective of a Roman Catholic, the editors and readers… Read More When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Abused

Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Victims

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder “Secondary trauma” is a term that only recently started to appear in psychological research referring to professionals, such as mental health care providers, first responders, ministers and others who work regularly with multiple traumatized people. Professionals had been experiencing a high rate of burnout when offering support to survivors of trauma and… Read More Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Victims