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

Observations, Reflections, Gratitude for Victim Assistance Coordinators

By Sooz Jeson When I look back experiences I have had with Victim Assistance Coordinators and those others have had, what takes precedence over all the other assets of a “ideal” VAC are two things: (1) listen with an open ear, and (2) do not assume or be concerned about money, because money is not… Read More Observations, Reflections, Gratitude for Victim Assistance Coordinators

A Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator’s Role in Shrinking the Monster

By Norbert Krapf [1] In 2007, I composed a letter to the Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger of the Diocese of Evansville, Illinois, where I had been abused as a young boy by our parish priest 50 years earlier. I had just begun to talk openly about what happened to me and had begun to turn to… Read More A Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator’s Role in Shrinking the Monster