Month: June 2018

How Taking Legal Action Helps Sexual Abuse Survivors Heal

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker When asked whether legal action can help abuse survivors heal, one survivor recalled: “Walking into the room where my press conference was held, I felt a weight lift from my shoulders and I literally stopped walking with hunched shoulders for the first time since I was a happy-go-lucky kid,…
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Effect of Clergy Sexual Abuse on Self-Identity

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker I don’t even know who I am,” said one survivor (Participant 508) due to the effects that being sexually abused by a priest as a child had on his self identity.   This is a feeling that many of our clients and many victims of clergy sexual abuse express…
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