Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province Techny, Illinois
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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

Informing on Bullies
Izzy Kalman

Assorted anti-bullying policies, strategies, procedures and guidelines have been in place in schools for almost 20 years now. One major component has been that of telling victims that they must inform on their protagonist . Izzy Kalman, MercatorNet, questions the success of this strategy. 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

Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World
Defying the Anti-Parent Culture
Dr. Ray Guarendi

From raunchy television shows to immoral peers, the barriers to raising moral and mature children are higher and more treacherous than ever. In Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World, acclaimed Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers parents [and concerned adults] a roadmap through this difficult and sometimes frightening terrain.

ISBN: 978-1-68278-105-0, 144 pages, $14.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

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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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