Great progress has been made in developing materials to create safe environments for children.

Unfortunately, the abuse of adults when seeking spiritual / pastoral care has not received the attention it deserves.

Below are some resources not only about clergy sexual abuse of adults, but also about spiritual woundedness as well as information about Lea Karen Kivi’s books.


Here is a template you might use on your website to help make adult care seekers aware of grooming techniques used by some predators.


Clergy Sexual Abuse of Adults

Here is a video providing a brief introduction to the topic of clergy sexual abuse of adults.

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, the narration script appears below the video.

Sacramental Disability and Canon Law

Here is a video specifically for Roman Catholic Church leaders. It provides a layperson’s ideas on meeting the spiritual needs of victims / survivors of clergy sexual abuse through applying Canon Law.

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, the narration script appears below the video.


Abuse in the Church, Healing the Body of Christ provides suggestions for victims/survivors, supporters, and faith community leaders in dealing with cases of clergy sexual abuse. It includes scenarios suitable for group discussions to help build skills in speaking sensitively with survivors and others affected by abuse in a faith community.

On a more spiritual level, A Survivor’s Journey through the Bible, offers reflections and prayers for each section of the Bible to provide spiritual support, especially for times when one finds oneself feeling alone in the world.

Resources for dealing with clergy sexual abuse of adults

Dispute prevention and resolution

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