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Child and Youth Protection Videos

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General Videos 
  • Short videos describing the efforts of the Church in the U.S. to protect children from abuse and provide healing and pastoral care to victims/survivors
Videos from the 2017 Charter Implementation Webinar
2017 National Review Board Update
  • Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Chair of the National Review Board (NRB), provides recommendations to dioceses/eparchies, as well as updates on new resources being developed by the NRB and Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.

Pastoral Care for Victims/Survivors

  • Ms. Teresa Hartnett, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry, and founder of the Healing Voices Magazine, reflects on how to provide pastoral care for those who have been abused.

Pastoral Care for Clergy Offenders

  • Deacon Steven DeMartino, Director of Priest Wellness for the Archdiocese of New York, which is a specialty ministry of healing and accompaniment to the Presbyterate, provides guidance on pastoral care for clergy offenders.

Canon Law and the Charter

  • Siobhan Verbeek, Canon Lawyer in the USCCB Secretariat of Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, provides an explanation of the applications of Canon Law in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
HRO Principles Summary
  • In this short video, the principles of high reliability are quickly explained in terms of their connection to issues of child protection and victim assistance.
Videos from the 2016 Charter Implementation Webinar
  • Bishop-Emeritus Paul S. Loverde explains how his diocese provided healing and outreach to victims/survivors, as well as his own experiences with victims.
  • An analysis of the impact of pornography on the Church as well as how to respond to those who struggle with its use by Andy Lichtenwalner, Executive Director, and Bethany Meola, Assistant Director, USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth
  • An analysis of the data on allegations, as well as characteristics of victims and perpetrator by Mary Gautier, Senior Research Associate,Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)
  • Deacon Tom Berg, Chancellor, and Regina Quinn, Safe Environment Manager, Diocese of Columbus share their practical experiences implementing the 5 principles in the Diocese of Columbus. 
Updates from the CPCYP Chair
  • Bishop Edward J. Burns, former USCCB Chair of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People provides a general overview of the state of the Church's efforts to protect children, as well as a theological insight into the crisis.

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