THE TREATMENT AND WELLNESS PROGRAM – THE PLEDGE TO HEAL

THE PLEDGE TO HEAL is based on the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People promulgated by the bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the spirit of National Catholic Services’ culture of continuous outreach, the program is made accessible—free of charge—to both VIRTUS subscribers and also non-subscribers.

The program is designed to be a concise, yet extremely comprehensive, guide or “map” to the treatment elements that constitute proper pastoral, psychological, emotional and physical care for victims of sexual abuse and misconduct. The program incorporates both background information, and also, “best practices” tools and recommendations, developed by Drs. Michael Bland, Peter Silvain and Pamela Silvain. It also includes references for further education and support.

The program assumes the presence and participation of a trained Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator or comparable individual in a non-diocesan circumstance.

Click here to register for an account to access this program.

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