Clergy Sexual Abuse

March 15, 2020
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

California passes the “Child Victims Act”

Statutes of limitations are laws that require a lawsuit to be filed within a certain amount of time. Failure to file the lawsuit within the specified […]
December 17, 2019
Sexual Assault and Violence against women of color.

The Hope of Posttraumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

Traumatic events haunt some people for their entire lives. Survivors who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may relive the trauma through flashbacks and dreams; they may […]
September 13, 2019
Intergenerational Trauma and PTSD

Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Trauma has the power to derail lives. People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or life-threatening event may experience chronic […]
June 13, 2019
Catholic Priests Silent on Sexual Abuse Confessions

Speak No Evil: Catholic Priests Remain Silent on Confessions of Sexual Abuse

The Catholic confessional: site of anguish, embarrassment, moral reckoning, redemption and relief. The Sacrament of Confession offers congregants around the world the opportunity to unburden their […]
May 14, 2019
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal

Catholic Church Mandates Reporting of Sexual Abuse

Victims assert law does not offer adequate protections Accusations of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy have been growing louder in recent years. Critics contend that the […]