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CPCS Workshop: A Victim-Centred Approach: Best Practices for Accompaniment, Reducing Re-victimization and Dealing with a Legacy of Clergy Sexual Abuse

 

Workshop

A Victim-Centred Approach: Best Practices for Accompaniment, Reducing Re-victimization

and Dealing with a Legacy of Clergy Sexual Abuse

March 4, 2022

9am - 4pm (EST)

Online - Zoom

Speakers: Pamela Walsh, Teresa Whalen Lux, Fr. Bradford Fahlman, Archbishop Donald Bolen 

Over the last five years the Archdiocese of Regina has embarked on a progressive dialogue with victims of clergy sexual abuse in an on-going effort to change the way those who were abused were treated. In this workshop the Archdiocesan Core Working Group members will share and discuss the best practices that have led to practical and tangible ways to provide a victim-centred approach that helps people impacted by the legacy of clergy sexual abuse and works to educate non-victims. Topics addressed include a victim sharing how abuse impacted her life, transparency, and accountability from a victim's perspective, accompanying and reaching out to victims, and educational and parish resources, all aimed at reducing re-victimization and initiating a change of culture around the exercise of authority.

*Please note that the sessions will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

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Pamela Walsh

 

Pamela Walsh works with the Archdiocese of Regina as the first Victim Services and Advocate person. She is a victim of childhood clergy sexual abuse that has been deemed credible. She is part of the Archdiocesan Core Working Group on Clergy Sexual Abuse. Pamela has been supporting victims for over a decade. She has also been working with non-victims to help them to understand the impact that victims live with. Over the last five years she has worked closely with the archbishop and archdiocese of Regina to bring about positive change for victims. 

 Teresa Whalen Lux

Teresa spent 30 years working in various capacities in the Archdiocese of Regina, including religious education, parish ministry, sacramental preparation and spiritual direction. She has been part of the Core Working Group on Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese for the past 4 years and feels privileged to walk with and learn from victims.

Bradford Fahlman

 

Brad is a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of Regina in his 22nd year of ordained ministry. He has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Master of Divinity from Newman Theological College in Edmonton, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Counselling from Loyola University in Chicago. Brad is presently a pastor, counsellor and Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy Sexual Abuse for the Archdiocese of Regina.

Donald Bolen

 

Donald Bolen is the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Regina. Previously he served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon (2010-2016). He is a member of the Core Working Group on Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese, and has been on a steep learning curve over the past several years in walking with victims and responding to the legacy of clergy sexual abuse. He is an alumnus of St Paul University.



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