Restorative Justice - Healing the Harm
Held Thursday, April 7th
Fr. Daniel Griffith & Teresa Brown
As defined by UW Madison Law School, Restorative Justice seeks to examine the harmful impact of a crime and then determines what can be done to repair that harm while holding the person who caused it accountable for his or her actions. Accountability for the offender means accepting responsibility and acting to repair the harm done.
Moving from institutional betrayal to institutional courage
Held Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Fr, Matthew Malek & Paula Kaempffer
A powerful and moving presentation on how victims of clergy abuse are not only traumatized by their abusers but also the institutions they represent. Presenter Fr. Matthew Malek, OFM Conv, spoke on understanding the impacts of institutional betrayal which affects all members of the faith community. He also encourage us work together towards institutional courage , to create an environment where healing is possible. Victim/Survivor Paula Kaempffer shared part of her personal story and all the ways she has witnessed victims/survivors courage through her work as the Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
understanding Trauma & its effects
Held Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dr. Stephen Saunders & Dr. Jim Richter
Trauma is all around us, and it can effect any individual. Dr. Stephen Saunders guides us through: what is trauma, the different types of traumas, and effects of traumatic experiences. Reactions to trauma can be vary in degree from person to person and by the traumatic event. Dr. Saunders gives suggestions how we can be more trauma-sensitive. Dr. Jim Richter, survivor of clergy abuse, share how trauma has effected his life.
The Phenomenon of Anxiety
Held Thursday, September 9th
Mitch Mueller, LPC, LPCC, SACIT & Deborah Schiessl
Clergy-perpetrated abuse can have a dramatic effect on one's faith, family relationships, and how they view the world. In this presentation, we will discuss the phenomenon of Anxiety: what causes it, what it feels like, and what are some both religious and secular ways of coping with it. During this session, we will take time to introduce you to several practical methods for coping. There will also be time to discuss any questions you might have about this topic