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Church sex abuse survivors: What to do if you need to report, find support

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - SEPTEMBER 03: St. Peter's Square stands in the  dawn light on September 03, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. Tensions in the Vatican are high following accusations that Pope Francis covered up for an American ex-cardinal accused of sexual misconduct. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a member of the conservative movement in the church, made the allegations and has called for Pope Francis to resign. Many Vatican insiders see the dispute as an outgrowth of the growing tension between the left leaning Pope and the more conservative and anti-homosexual faction of the Catholic Church.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - SEPTEMBER 03: St. Peter's Square stands in the dawn light on September 03, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. Tensions in the Vatican are high following accusations that Pope Francis covered up for an American ex-cardinal accused of sexual misconduct. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a member of the conservative movement in the church, made the allegations and has called for Pope Francis to resign. Many Vatican insiders see the dispute as an outgrowth of the growing tension between the left leaning Pope and the more conservative and anti-homosexual faction of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Sexual abuse survivors may be facing a difficult day in the wake of names released by the Catholic Church in Texas.

See the list of priests from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston here.

Click here to find the reports for the other 14 diocese in Texas.

KPRC wants to remind survivors that there resources available for those who need to report abuse, and those looking for support.  

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HERE

If you are a survivor, and you’d like to report sex abuse, call police. The Houston Police Department Adult Sex Crimes Unit is 713-308-1180. Here is more information published by HPD (pdf).

If you’re feeling suicidal, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to be connected to a certified crisis center near where you are.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, a self-help group that supports people who have been victimized by clergy, has information for survivors, which includes recommended reading, survivors “wisdom," information about flashbacks, and how to choose a therapist with your particular experience in mind.

 

SNAP calls for investigations in every state http://www.snapnetwork.org/ag_investigation_hotlines Report sexual abuse...

Posted by SNAP on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 


 

 

 


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