Part of the role of the Royal Commission is to examine what institutions like the Catholic Church can do to better address the impacts of child sex abuse, including providing for justice for victims via redress.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council has been consulting with the Royal Commission to look at options and issues relating to redress and civil litigation, including participating in Roundtables, providing submissions to relevant issues papers as well as a number of public hearings specifically relating to redress and civl litigation.
Early next year the Church will begin a comprehensive consultation process across the entire Church. The results and findings will be reported back to the Church leadership by the middle of next year. It will be the beginning of a process of much needed change and renewal for the Church.
The Australian Psychological Society has compiled a range of material and resources on its web site dealing with the Royal Commission and child sexual abuse. The site provides information on the psychological impact of sexual abuse in childhood as well as resources for effective support and treatment.
RG Myers Memorial Lecture "The science and nonsense in the struggle to prevent the sexual abuse of children" Professor Paul Mullen Free public lecture Victoria University Conference Centre 300 Flinders St Level 12 Melbourne 2 December 2014 6pm RSVP: Info@conorg.com.au