Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bonanza of Info on Clergy Sexual Abuse

OK, so I'm surfin' the web, checking out all of my "favorites" and deciding what resources I consider valuable enough to share with you through this blog. Did I ever stumble upon a gold mine!

FaithTrust Institute is full of great information. Period. From their site: FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

But I discovered something new since my last visit to their site: a 900 page listing of resources about clergy sexual abuse available to us. Go check it out for yourself. This is a real gift!

What follows is taken directly from the site: FaithTrust Institute Clergy Sexual Abuse Bibliography

This extensive annotated bibliography on clergy sexual abuse provides resources on sexual boundary violations within the religious community. While the bibliography focuses on the position and role of clergy, the concept of sexual boundary violation by someone in a religious role is applied here to include other positions that also involve fiduciary trust and power (for example, a missionary or youth worker).

The bibliography is divided into four parts: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Materials are arranged primarily by type and then alphabetically by author. The annotated entries are descriptive and intended to summarize the contents of the work in relation to the focus of this bibliography.

Introduction (PDF, 20 pages, 127 KB)
Description of the Purpose, Scope, Sources, and Content
Part 1 (PDF, 326 pages, 2.4 MB)
I. Non-Fiction Books, Book Chapters, Monographs, Booklets, and Packets
Part 2 (PDF, 332 pages, 2.3 MB)
IIa. Academic and Religious Articles and Papers from Academic and Religious Journals, World Wide Web, and Religious Magazines, Newsletters, News Services, and Pamphlets
Part 3 (PDF, 249 pages, 1.8 MB)
IIb. Law Review, Legal Journal, and Legal Resource Articles
III. Unpublished Papers and Presentations
IV. Articles from Secular Newspapers, Newsweeklies, Magazines, Newsjournals, News Services, and the World Wide Web
V. Reports Issued by Formal Inquiries
VI. Novels, Fiction, Plays, Cinema, Art, Photography, and Poetry
VII. Theses and Dissertations
VIII. Videotapes, DVD Videodiscs, and Audiotapes
IX. Training Materials
X. Non-English Books and Articles, Not Annotated
XI. Archival Materials to Locate
XII. Materials to Locate

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