All in-person events are subject to change during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Todas las actividades en persona están sujeto a cambios durante la pandemia de COVID-19.

Click the graphic to learn more about National Child Abuse Prevention Month

“The Pope has asked for Church leadership to reach out to all members of our Church to dialogue and listen. Here is an article that explains why this Synod could be especially important for abuse victims/survivors.”

Learn how to report sexual abuse via the Diocese of Arlington — reporting forms are available in Akan, Eritrean, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese

How to Report Abuse and Find Support

 

Diocese of Arlington Child Protection Policy


In response to the summer 2018 revelations about clerical sexual abuse and the listening session held at St. John Neumann Catholic Community on Sept. 27, 2018, a parish ACTION group was formed. The name was taken from the following goals:

  • Advocacy
  • Change
  • Transparency
  • Inclusion
  • ONgoing reform

Our mission encompasses:

  1. Supporting the survivors of clerical abuse
  2. Educating ourselves and our parish to the issues involved in this crisis
  3. Advocating for meaningful laity involvement at all levels of the church hierarchy to ensure accountability and transparency

ACTION meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. We meet virtually and in-person. Please email sjnaction@gmail.com to participate. All are welcome!

Read the Statement from the Oblate Priests of St. John Neumann on the sexual abuse crisis

Read the SJN ACTION statement about composer David Haas

Virtual Victim/Survivor Support Group

For those who have experienced sexual abuse by clergy or others as a child or vulnerable adult

This is an independent, volunteer-based peer support group (not a therapy group) facilitated by Angie Boggs and is open to anyone who participates in a faith community and anyone who does not.

Angie is a Catholic laywoman and circle keeper. She is a bioethicist and board-certified chaplain experienced in addressing secondary traumatic distress and moral distress in a large health system. Angie is a participant in the STAR (strategies for trauma awareness and resilience) program at Eastern Mennonite University and a participant in a survivor support group sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Angie is a member of the St. John Neumann parish ACTION group committed to advocacy and reform.

If you are interested in participating, please email 2020victimssurvivors@gmail.com.

All emails and group participation and discussions are held in confidence.

Other Virtual Victim/Survivor Support Groups