Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province Techny, Illinois
Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation


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Child Protection


In line with our Chicago Province policies on Sexual Abuse and Maintaining Ethical Ministry with Minors, the Secretariat of Education, Recruitment & Formation is pleased to present you with a variety of resources aimed at assisting you in educating and updating yourself on the topic of child protection. Through continued education and deeper awareness we can stop abuse before it happens!

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Article of the Month*

Battling Pornography: Strategies for Home and Classroom
Thomas Lickona

Written by a developmental psychologist and educator, this article presents a good overview of resources (plus links) and strategies for teaching young people how to respect the gift of their sexuality as well as promoting good character and virtue. Read...

Resource of the Month

The Porn Myth
Matthew Fradd

The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography. This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users.

ISBN: 978-1-62164-006-6, 280 pages, $17.95 paperback
Ignatius Press

* To assist you in complying with the education requirement of the Praesidium Accreditation process, you can access links to the previously posted "Articles of the Month" on this site at childprotectArchive or on the Chicago Province website
tab [ Member (login) ]
tab [ Documents ]
tab [ Sexual Abuse Prevention and Training ]
tab [ USC Education Office Resource Articles ]

Note that of this writing, the Child Protect Archives have not yet been added to the newly-launched "USC Province Members Only" website. The above instructions are still valid.

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Reporting Child Abuse


Virtus Online




Online Resources & Information


Child Welfare Information Gateway




Children Matter Network


Faith and Safety


Praesidium Inc.


Shared Hope International


Tennyson Center for Children


Virtus Online

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Links reviewed: February 2017


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