Safe Environments Beyond Where Church Programs Reach

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder The good news is that the US Catholic Church has rolled out a child protection program across every diocese and in every parish, school or other organization working with children or minors. All adults working with children or teens undergo training – and re-training on a regular basis. Children and teens… Read More Safe Environments Beyond Where Church Programs Reach

Clergy-Abuse Survivor Encourages Church Efforts in Child Protection and Healing

In April 2018, Deborah Kloos, a clergy-abuse survivor who works with The Healing Voices Magazine, visited, finally, with Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., with whom she “has maintained close correspondence’ along with other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Catholic News Service has published an excellent profile of Deborah’s singular leadership… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Encourages Church Efforts in Child Protection and Healing

The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual Abuse

Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J., is a professor of Psychology and the President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University. As his active Twitter account chronicles, Fr. Zollner travels the world teaching local churches best practices in child protection and promoting ministry to survivors. Recently, his article, “The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual… Read More The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual Abuse

Catholic Reforms: 5 Things 2 Know

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder In response to the horrors survivors like us endured through abuse by priests and others in the faith setting of the faith of our childhood, the US Catholic Church instituted radical measures to protect children from all predators. These reforms, particularly educational programs and vetting processes, were rolled out within a… Read More Catholic Reforms: 5 Things 2 Know

Social Media Savvy

Using Social Media to Secure a Future[1] Deacon John Marques de Silva Director, Office of Child Protection Diocese of Arlington, Virginia Most teenagers do not realize that it is common practice for College Admission Counselors (How Online Posts Affect Colleges’ Decisions) and Human Resource professionals (Your digital footprint is ruining your job application) to use the social… Read More Social Media Savvy