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Adult Sexual Abuse in Religious Institutions: Faith seeks understanding

Adult Sexual Abuse in Religious Institutions: Faith seeks understanding
  

When sexual abuse of adults by clergy and spiritual leaders comes to light, religious institutions need robust procedures in place to deal with offenders and support victims. Based on her long experience in ministry working with sexual offenders and their victims, and the traini... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260531
Published 20 July 2016 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Stephenson, Anne
Illustrated by Garside, Rosemary
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ISBN-13 9781927260531
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 20 July 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Stephenson, Anne
Illustrated by Garside, Rosemary
Category Religion & Beliefs
Christianity
Christian life & practice
Christian spiritual & Church leaders
Christian ministry & pastoral activity
Social Sciences
Sexual Abuse
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Sexual Behaviour
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
Number of Pages 86
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 261.83272
Catalogue Code 691627

Description of this Electronic Book

When sexual abuse of adults by clergy and spiritual leaders comes to light, religious institutions need robust procedures in place to deal with offenders and support victims.
Based on her long experience in ministry working with sexual offenders and their victims, and the training she has undertaken, Anne Stephenson shares the wisdom she has gained, including:
- Characteristics of sexual offenders to be aware of.
- Suggested procedures to deal with offenders and support victims when a complaint is made.
- The victim should only have to tell their story once, so they are not re-victimised by having to retell their story many times.
- The police should be involved.
- Mediation between the offender and victim does not work.
- Sexual offending in a religious institution is a breach of the duty of care that the clergyperson or leader has towards the victim. As such, it should be treated with the same seriousness as a breach of professional ethics in other fields.
- A victim can have a good future, (it may be hard won), and be a survivor.
While earthed within the Christian tradition, this book is for all faith communities, traditions and cultures. Anne hopes that everyone in the 'dance of life' will find something within this book to assist them in their understanding and then take responsibility for their own situation.

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Author's Bio

Anne is a retired Methodist minister who lives on the Kapiti Coast. She worked for many years as a registered nurse in New Zealand and Australia. Anne has been a hospital chaplain, and spent 10 years as a coordinator and then the director of industrial chaplaincy in the Waikato. She has had training and experience in working with sexual offenders, their victims and families.

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