Protecting God’s Children:
Sexual Abuse Policies, Training and Resources
No child or adult should ever experience abuse by anyone, especially a church minister. We all have the right to be treated with dignity and to expect our church to reflect the goodness of God in all of its dealings.
We hope that this information is helpful to all in our communities who are working to prevent and respond to childhood sexual abuse. We have tried to be as clear as possible about our assistance to victims, reporting procedures, and education and prevention efforts. Please let us know if you need further assistance or information by calling our victim assistance coordinator, Ms. Martine Siegel, at 502/636-1044 or the Chancery at 502/585-3291.
We must heed God’s call to care for the most vulnerable among us and to continue our efforts toward wholeness and health in dealing with sexual abuse.
The Sexual Abuse Policies of the Archdiocese of Louisville
|Reporting Sexual Abuse|
|Sexual Abuse Review Board|
|Prevention and Education/Code of Conduct for Church Personnel|
|Definition of Terms|
|Restoring Trust Booklet (PDF Format): In English In Spanish|
Safe Environment Training
Resources for Parents
|Message to Parents|
|What To Do If Your Child Is a Victim of Sexual Exploitation|
|Reporting to Authorities|
|Center for Women and Families|
|National Center for Missing & Exploited Children|
|Local and National Resources|
|Related Resources/School and Religious Education Curriculum Materials|
U.S. Catholic Bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”
|Click here to view the Charter|
Archdiocese of Louisville Updates
|Click here to view updates issued from July 2002 through the present|