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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

Vos Estis Lux Mundi Analysis
Andrea Tornielli
Zenit.org

Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, presents an analysis of Pope Francis' latest Motu propria, "Vos estis lux mundi". The new law intended to combat sexual abuse sets forth obligations for every diocese in the world to comply with—accountability, protection, respect, and more. Read...

To assist you in complying with the education requirement of the Praesidium Accreditation process, you can access links to previously posted "Articles of the Month" at childprotectArchive.

Resource of the Month

Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
Bishop Robert Baron
Word on Fire

The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It's been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruin. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?" In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight.

Available July 22, 2019
122 pages, softcover,
Pre-Order...

Individual copy: Free plus $5.95 shipping and handling
Quantity orders: $1 each plus Free shipping and handling

Resources included with order:
· Step-by-Step Parish Launch Plan
· Small Group Discussion & Study Guide
· FAQ Guide For Priests & Parish Leaders
· Sample Parish Announcements
· 5-Part Video Series from Bishop Barron to Email/Text Your Parish (via Flocknote)
· Video Announcement from Bishop Barron to Play at Your Parish

A special note: Any and all profits from the sale of this book will go to trusted charities that support the victims of sexual abuse.

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Reporting Child Abuse

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Virtus Online

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Child Welfare.com

   

Online Resources & Information

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Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

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Childhelp
www.childhelp.org

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Children Matter Network
www.childrenmatternetwork.org

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Childwelfare.com
www.childwelfare.com

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Faith and Safety
www.faithandsafety.org/

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Praesidium Inc.
www.praesidiuminc.com

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Shared Hope International
http://sharedhope.org

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Tennyson Center for Children
https://tennysoncenter.org/

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Virtus Online
www.virtusonline.org

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Links reviewed: February 2017

 


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