General Videos

Short videos describing the efforts of the Church in the U.S. to protect children from abuse and provide healing and pastoral care to victims/survivors

The Catholic Church Is Committed to the Safety of Children

The Catholic Church Is Committed to the Safety of Children

The Catholic Church is absolutely committed to the safety of children. Together we can make a Promise to Protect, and a Pledge to Heal.

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Catholic Church is absolutely committed to the safety of children. Together we can make a Promise to Protect, and a Pledge to Heal.

2020 Webinar Series

New Safe Environment Coordinator Orientation Panel Q&A

New Safe Environment Coordinator Orientation Panel Q&A

Orientation for New Safe Environment Coordinators regarding advice for those who are new to child & youth protection on the diocesan/eparchial level. 

New Victim Assistance Coordinator Orientation Panel Q&A

New Victim Assistance Coordinator Orientation Panel Q&A

Orientation for New Victim Assistance Coordinators regarding advice for those who are new to child & youth protection on the diocesan/eparchial level. 

Overview of Annual Audit Process

Overview of Annual Audit Process

Presentation from StoneBridge Business Partners, auditing firm, regarding annual diocesan audit. 

2019 Webinar Series

Audit Trends and Audit Q&A

Audit Trends and Audit Q&A

Brief overview of current trends in the audit with examples from a diocese and time for questions and answers.

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Strategies to plan for and overcome a crisis in the current climate of the Church

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Elder Samaniego from the Diocese of San Bernardino and Eileen Puglisi from the National Review Board discuss the benefits of using a diocesan review process to strengthen overall diocesan culture in terms of survivor assistance and child protection.

Parish/School Audits

Parish/School Audits

Janell Rasmussen from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Barbara Landregan from the Diocese of Dallas, and Veronica Childers from the Diocese of  Boise discuss three different methods of conducting parish and school audits to assess...

2018 Webinar Series

Pastoral Care in the Current Crisis

Pastoral Care in the Current Crisis

Teresa Pitt Green and Luis A. Torres Jr. from Spirit Fire Ministry, and Annette Klimka, the Victim Assistance Coordinator from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe discuss how to provide care and support to survivors of abuse during the current crisis.

Seminary Formation and Article 17

Seminary Formation and Article 17

Fr. Ralph O'Donnell and Fr. Luke Ballman from the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, join Deacon Bernie Nojadera to discuss seminarian formation.  An overview of the structure of the seminary, the elements of human formation...

Exploring the 2018 Charter Revisions

Exploring the 2018 Charter Revisions

Melanie Takinen and Drew Dillingham from the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, as well as Siobhan Verbeek from the Secretariat of Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, explain the main revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children...

Q&A on the Audit with StoneBridge Business Partners

Q&A on the Audit with StoneBridge Business Partners

Thom Englert and Stephanie Wood from Stonebridge provide a brief overview of the audit of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and answer any specific questions regarding the audit instrument, charts, and general compliance.

Diocesan and Religious Review Boards: What Every Member Should Know

Diocesan and Religious Review Boards: What Every Member Should Know

National Review Board members Judge Kate Huffman, Howard Healy and Ernie Stark share important information and recommendations regarding diocesan and religious review boards. Topics include the main tasks of review boards and how to best utilize your...

 2017 Webinar Series

2017 National Review Board Update

2017 National Review Board Update

Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Chair of the National Review Board (NRB), provides recommendations to dioceses/eparchies, as well as updates on new resources being developed by the NRB and Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.

Pastoral Care for Victims/Survivors

Pastoral Care for Victims/Survivors

Ms. Teresa Hartnett, Pastoral Outreach Provider, Spirit Fire Ministry, and founder of the Healing Voices Magazine, reflects on how to provide pastoral care for those who have been abused.

Pastoral Care for Clergy Offenders

Pastoral Care for Clergy Offenders

Deacon Steven DeMartino, Director of Priest Wellness for the Archdiocese of New York, which is a specialty ministry of healing and accompaniment to the Presbyterate, provides guidance on pastoral care for clergy offenders.

Canon Law and the Charter

Canon Law and the Charter

Siobhan Verbeek, Canon Lawyer in the USCCB Secretariat of Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, provides an explanation of the applications of Canon Law in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

HRO Principles Summary

HRO Principles Summary

In this short video, the principles of high reliability are quickly explained in terms of their connection to issues of child protection and victim assistance.

2016 Webinar Series

Pastoral Outreach to Victims/Survivors

Pastoral Outreach to Victims/Survivors

Bishop-Emeritus Paul S. Loverde explains how his diocese provided healing and outreach to victims/survivors, as well as his own experiences with victims.

Pornography in Society and How It Affects the Church

Pornography in Society and How It Affects the Church

An analysis of the impact of pornography on the Church as well as how to respond to those who struggle with its use by Andy Lichtenwalner, Executive Director, and Bethany Meola, Assistant Director, USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and...

CARA Trends in Child Protection: What the Numbers Tell Us

CARA Trends in Child Protection: What the Numbers Tell Us

An analysis of the data on allegations, as well as characteristics of victims and perpetrator by Mary Gautier, Senior Research Associate,Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)

The Implementation of HRO Principles

The Implementation of HRO Principles

Deacon Tom Berg, Chancellor, and Regina Quinn, Safe Environment Manager, Diocese of Columbus share their practical experiences implementing the 5 principles in the Diocese of Columbus. 

Updates from the CPCYP Chair

Updates from the CPCYP Chair

Bishop Edward J. Burns, former USCCB Chair of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People provides a general overview of the state of the Church's efforts to protect children, as well as a theological insight into the crisis.