Sunday, October 2, 2016

WHAT SURVIVORS OF CLERGY SEX ABUSE SHOULD KNOW

This is a letter to the editor from Joelle Casteix, regional director of SNAP. It was published in the Pacific Daily News on October 1, 2016. A permanent link to this article will be posted in the side bar.

And while this point was her last point, it should be the FIRST:

  • Finally, don’t expect church officials to do the right thing. While you may still find your spiritual home in the church, do not expect the men and women who work for the church to act in a pastoral or loving way toward survivors. Expect backlash. Because of this, do not report your abuse to church officials. Your attorney will do that for you.

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