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The following is a list of reports and studies that have been commissioned or written by the National Review Board, the Bishops' Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, or the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.
2019 National Review Board Progress Report | 2019 Bishops Progress Report Summary
On June 11, 2019 the chairman of the National Review Board the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' independent lay advisory panel on the protection of children and young people, delivered a report to the body of U.S. bishops regarding the abuse crisis in the Church. The report outlines multiple recommendations from the National Review Board on accountability and strengthening prevention efforts moving forward within the Church.
Recommendations from the National Review Board Addressing the Current Crisis specific to Restoring the Trust of the Faithful (November 13, 2018)
Special Report of the National Review Board to the Body of Bishops on the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church (November 13, 2018)
*No report was provided in 2016.
In the five years since U.S. bishops adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People at their June 2002 meeting in Dallas, dioceses have made significant strides to instill practices that will ensure the safety of children in the church. The following articles take a look at a variety of related issues, from strategies in place to prevent and identify child sexual abuse to the growth of transparency in the church. Media are welcome to download these articles and photos for one-time editorial use when covering the work of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.
Church Still Challenged to Deal With Clerical Abuse of Minors by Beth Griffin
Child Sexual Abuse in United States: Problems, Progress by Kate Blain
Professional Counseling, Reformed Attitudes Work to Heal Hurts by Robert Delaney
Priest and Parishioner: Walking Side by Side by Jane Harriman
Healthy Child Protection Programs Age-appropriate, On-Going by Peter Feuerherd
Preventing and Identifying Child Sexual Abuse by John Gehring
Seminary Screening Early Step for Healthy Priesthood by Emilie Lemmons
Growth in Transparency Marks Church by Joe Towalski
Learning From Clergy Abuse of Minors Scandal Can Help Others by Joseph Young
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