Restoring Trust

Protecting God’s Children:
Sexual Abuse Policies, Training and Resources

 

Introduction

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 or emailing our victim assistance coordinator, Ms. Martine Siegel, at 502/636-1044; victimassistance@archlou.org 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

  Victim Assistance
  Reporting Sexual Abuse
  Sexual Abuse Review Board
  Community Resources
  Investigative Procedures
  Prevention and Education/Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
  Communication Policies
  Definition of Terms
  Restoring Trust Booklet-2013 Revision (PDF Format): In English In Spanish
   

Safe Environment Training

  Description
  Training schedule
   

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