Clergy and Sexual Misconduct

Resources and links for communities and individuals dealing with sexual misconduct by a clergyperson.

 

Resources for Victims of Clergy Misconduct


Advocate Web


A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of abuse



The Survivors of Clergy Abuse Linkup's Homepage

Major U.S. group for survivors of clergy abuse



SNAP: Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests

A self-help organization for men and women who were sexually abused by Catholic spiritual elders



CEASE: Clergy and Educator Abuse Survivors Empowered

A site for survivors of abuse



When Mentor Becomes Molester

A Presbyterians Today report on sexual misconduct in churches



Jewish Survivors Resources

Information and support for Jewish survivors of sexual abuse



Survivors and Victims Empowered (SAVE)

A support network for victims of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse



Survivor Connections

An activist center for survivors of incest and sexual assault



SNAP

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests



Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Prevent Sexual Misconduct

CrossWalk.com's article on sexual misconduct



Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

An educational resource on abuse and religion



Reducing the Risk of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Examples of what's happening in prevention of sexual misconduct, and what congregations can do



Safe at Church

A Christianity Today article on practical strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse



Keeping Tabs on Clergy

An application to be signed by anybody interested in working with children or young people



Resources for Clergy, Congregations, and Denominational Groups

Restoring Trust: A Response to Sexual Abuse

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops



Justice for Priests

Resources for priests who think they have been unfairly targetted



Saint Luke Institute

Treatment and recovery center for sexually addicted Catholic clergy and men and women religious



Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute

ISTI promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication.



Restoration Manual

A workbook for restoring fallen ministers and religious leaders



Sexual Abuse by Therapists, Physicians, Attorneys, and Other Professionals

Why are there prohibitions against clergy-congregant relations?



American Association of Pastoral Counselors

A code of ethics for pastors and other counselors



Evaluating a Complaint

Advice on dealing with allegations of misconduct



Manual of Policies Concerning Sexual Misconduct of Clergy or Lay Ministers

How the Episcopal diocese of Newark deals with the problem



Handling Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Roman Catholic Church's policies



Dealing Honestly With the Stresses of Ministry

An article that includes information on resources such as prevention training and screening procedures



Covering Sexual Misconduct

Call to Action

The liberal Catholic group provides a weblog of clergy abuse media stories



Clergy Abuse Tracker

Complete coverage of and links to clergy abuse media stories

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