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dioceses/eparchies have Codes of Conduct spelling out what is acceptable
behavior. These codes serve to let people know what behaviors are and are not
accepted as well as what behavior can be expected.
Faced with the crisis of child sexual abuse by clerics that dramatically came to light in 2002, the church set up an aggressive safe environment program that is the envy of other organizations that work with children. From the 2013 audit, we can say the Catholic Church in the United States has:
The following are resources dioceses/eparchies may find useful in making the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People part of what we do as Church.
To Learn More About Efforts to Protect Children, Link to Your Diocese/Eparchy
"Promise to Protect" Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse
"So There is No Doubt"
Rosary Guide for Healing and Protection
"Prayer for Survivors"
Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources
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