victim assistance

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Laura Gottsponer, Little Rock

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Have you always been Catholic? Do you have a family? Where did you go to school?  I live in Morrilton, Arkansas, but… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Sylvia Palda, Orange

This month’s interview is with Sylvia Palda of the Diocese of Orange in California. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Have you always been Catholic? Do you have… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Grand Island

About Elizabeth Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I received my… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator (VAC) Interview: Courtney Chase, Archdiocese of Washington

About Courtney Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am a Washingtonian – born and raised in… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Mary Beth Hanus, Omaha

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am the youngest of 3 and grew up in Omaha.… Read More

Spirit Fire Broadcasting Event by Abuse Survivors

Spirit Fire, the survivors’ organization led by Teresa Pitt Green and Luis Torres, Jr. is planning a global conference consisting of a monthly broadcast aimed to educate and inform people… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Julie Sparacio

This is an interview with Julie Sparacio, who is the Director for Child and Youth Protection and also the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA. Please… Read More

Faith and Flourishing in the Face of Childhood Sexual Abuse 

The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The Harvard Divinity School, and The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America present the inaugural, ionternational, interdisciplinary Symposium,… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Sue Stubbs, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a Georgia native! Grew up in Atlanta with my six siblings and went to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Heather Banis, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I am the Victims Assistance Ministry Coordinator for the Archdiocese of… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Erin Neil, Diocese of Bridgeport

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Fairfield CT and I currently live in… Read More

Bonus Podcast Content: The Survivors’ Movement

A short bit of extra content about the clergy abuse survivors’ movement: the history of LinkUp and SNAP along with the mission and current work of SNAP, with Brian Clites… Read More