Law That Heals Podcast – Episode 13 – Benefits of Psychotherapy for Abuse Survivors

Psychotherapy can be immensely beneficial for survivors of sexual abuse by providing them with a safe and supportive environment to heal, recover, and regain control over their lives. A skilled and compassionate therapist can tailor his or her approach to meet the specific needs and goals of the survivor, fostering healing, growth, and resilience in…
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Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 12

Episode 12: We discuss the Vatican fighting against laws that would push priests to disclose sexual abuse told to them during confession, as well as an update on Erin’s Law in New York and news about the $34 million settlement reached between the Diocese of New Ulm, MN and survivors of abuse.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 11: Marci Hamilton Discusses the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Episode 11: You’ll get to hear more from renowned expert on child sexual abuse Marci A. Hamilton, as the UPenn Law Professor and CEO of CHILD USA discusses whys he believes that the Catholic Church is “spending all of their money on lawsuits and lobbying instead of proactive protections for children” and why she thinks taking legal action is the “only mechanism that we know forces institutions to change.”

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 10: Marci Hamilton discusses reform policies and Child USA

Episode 10: Marci A. Hamilton, one of the foremost advocates for survivors of child sex abuse in the country as well as a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks about statute of limitations reform and the role that her organization, Child USA, plays in the larger picture of preventing child abuse and supporting survivors.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 9: David Clohessy Discusses Recent Catholic News

Episode 9: David Clohessy, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse and the former national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), joins us again to discuss the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fixating on “policies, protocols, and procedures” without any “actual day-to-day change in how they behave,” as well as why he thinks Bishops are spending their vast dollars “not to protect kids, not to help victims, but to protect themselves and their reputations and their careers.”

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 8: Interview with David Clohessy

Episode 8: A survivor of clergy sexual abuse and prominent advocate for survivors, David Clohessy, discusses why he began advocating for other survivors, as well as talking about an organization which he is a part of and formerly led, SNAP – The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – before telling us why “only vigilance protects the vulnerable.”

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 7

Episode 7: We talk about a prominent judge in New York who recently revealed his sexual abuse by a doctor in hopes of inspiring others to report, as well as a bill that extends the statute of limitations within Rhode Island but is receiving negative feedback from survivors, and a recently published survey of Americans about the Catholic sexual abuse crisis within the country.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 6

Episode 6: We discuss a meeting with all of the Catholic Bishops in the United States that is focused on the sexual abuse crisis within the church, as well as some accusations against the head of that conference, while also talking about the $10 million plus that the church has spent lobbying against laws that would benefit survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 5

Episode 5: We discuss the Boy Scouts of America’s recent admission that they allowed some individuals with credible accusations of sexual abuse to return to scouting, the state of Arizona passing a law that extends their statute of limitations on child sexual abuse, and the progress of “Erin’s Law:” a New York bill that would mandate training and education surrounding sexual assault for students and faculty.

Law that Heals Podcast – Ep. 4: Interview with Jane Doe MA

Episode 4: A survivor of sexual abuse by Fr. Edmund Netter speaks out about her “duty to report,” her feelings during the reporting process, and why other survivors should “not wait as long as I did and suffer in silence.” For subtitles, please view this video on our Facebook. The Law that Heals Podcast is written…
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Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 3

In the third episode of the Law that Heals Podcast, dedicated towards discussing current events and self-care tips that are relevant to survivors of sexual abuse: we talk about an interview where several New Yorkers who survived sexual abuse by Scout Masters reveal their thoughts, a woman who ran 340 miles to raise money for abuse survivors, and the Iowa Attorney General’s decision to ask the 5 dioceses within Iowa to send his office information on clergy who have perpetrated abuse.

Law that Heals Podcast – Episode 2

The Law that Heals Podcast is a podcast discussing current events, organizations, research, and self-care tips relevant to survivors of sexual abuse.

On this episode, we take a look at some of the recent stories about the ongoing sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, including the Diocese of Buffalo, NY’s compensation program.