Articles about “Institutional Abuse”

Information for survivors of clergy sexual abuse

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

This article outlines services, legal and other options available for survivors od clergy sexual abuse.

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Issues for survivors of clergy abuse

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Survivors of clergy abuse can be, as can other victim/survivors of childhood sexual abuse, impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  There are however other impacts upon victim/survivors of clergy abuse.

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Naming violence

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors

This booklet is a project of the Victorian Council of Churches' Commission and looks at the issue of sexual assault within the church. It covers who are the victims, power over women and the nature of violence against women in the church.

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On Friday 11 January 2013, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, issued Letters Patent to appoint a six-member Royal Commission to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Letters Patent also define the scope and Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission.

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Towards healing

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Towards Healing sets out the principles that must form the basis of the Catholic Church's response to complaints of abuse and the procedures to be followed in responding to individual complaints of abuse within the Church.

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Why does he hug us so tightly?

For Female Survivors

This booklet is about understanding and preventing the misuse of power and authority by those involved in ministry or acting in a ministerial role. It is a resource for parishioners and will be particularly helpful to women who are the main victim/survivors of sexual abuse in ministerial relationships.

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Working with Victorian survivors of clergy sexual abuse

For Workers

This article outlines services, legal and other options available for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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