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Child and Youth Protection Videos


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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.


Videos from the 2020 Child and Youth Protection Training Webinars

Religious Communities and the Charter
Deacon Steven DeMartino and Kristin Austin review the similarities and differences when it comes to how dioceses/eparchies and religious orders approach protecting children and youth and bringing healing to those effected by abuse. I Presentation in PDF

Videos from the 2019 Child and Youth Protection Traning Webinars

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. | Presentation in PDF

Crisis Management
Strategies to plan for and overcome a crisis in the current climate of the Church | Presentation in PDF

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
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 implementation of the Charter and diocesan/eparchial policies.

Videos from the 2018 Webinar Series

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

  • 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, boundaries, and the importance of Article 17 of the Charter are discussed. | Presentation in PDF

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 and Young People, and answer questions from diocesan leaders. | Presentation in PDF

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. | Presentation in PDF
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 own review board. | Presentation in PDF
Videos from the 2017 Charter Implementation Webinar
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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.
Videos from the 2016 Charter Implementation Webinar
  • Bishop-Emeritus Paul S. Loverde explains how his diocese provided healing and outreach to victims/survivors, as well as his own experiences with victims.
  • 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 Youth
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

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