Prevent Child Abuse America is a nonprofit advocacy group that has been working nationally since 1972 to stop abuse and to educate the public. Dan Duffy is president and CEO.
Gary R. Schoener is a psychologist and director of the Consultation and Training Institute at the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis. Schoener has studied treatment centers for clergy and comments frequently on issues of sexual abuse by clerics.
Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of survivors of clergy sexual misconduct. She made national headlines when she was invited to give an address on clergy abuse to the Catholic bishops at their June 2002 meeting in Dallas. She is the author of Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic […]
David Finkelhor is a sociology professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., and a leading expert on the sexual abuse of children. He is the author of several books on child sexual abuse and directs the Crimes Against Children Research Center.
Read a July 12, 2013, article published on CharismaNews.com about Pope Francis’ decree that officially criminalizes sexual acts with children. Though the law only applies to the Vatican City, it was meant to send a message to the world about the pope’s commitment to ending the crimes that have disgraced the church for more than a […]
Read a July 8, 2013, column published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel about the effect the Catholic Church’s history of predacious clergymen has had on the faith of their congregations.
Read a July 11, 2013, article published on CharismaNews.com about the United Nations’ investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Read a July 15, 2013, article published in the Los Angeles Times about the Catholic Church’s attempts to shorten the amount of time people have to sue after an alleged sexual assault.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posts data and other information about child abuse on its Child Welfare Information Gateway.