10 Things the Catholic Church has learned about Child Abuse…
Diane Knight, MSW, chair of the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, noted in an interview ten points that the Board members have learned in dealing with victim/survivors of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. Knight, a native of Milwaukee, is a social worker with 30 years experience in child protection. She was named to head the Review Board in 2009.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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