Recorded Events

The Phenomenon of Anxiety

Held Thursday, September 9th

Presenters:

Mitch Mueller, LPC, LPCC, SACIT & Deborah Schiessl

Clergy-perpetrated abuse can have a dramatic effect on one's faith, family relationships, and how they view the world. In this presentation, we will discuss the phenomenon of Anxiety: what causes it, what it feels like, and what are some both religious and secular ways of coping with it. During this session, we will take time to introduce you to several practical methods for coping. There will also be time to discuss any questions you might have about this topic

understanding Trauma & its effects

Held Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Presenters:

Dr. Stephen Saunders & Dr. Jim Richter

Trauma is all around us, and it can effect any individual. Dr. Stephen Saunders guides us through: what is trauma, the different types of traumas, and effects of traumatic experiences. Reactions to trauma can be vary in degree from person to person and by the traumatic event. Dr. Saunders gives suggestions how we can be more trauma-sensitive. Dr. Jim Richter, survivor of clergy abuse, share how trauma has effected his life.

Moving from institutional betrayal to institutional courage

Held Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Presenters:

Fr, Matthew Malek & Paula Kaempffer

A powerful and moving presentation on how victims of clergy abuse are not only traumatized by their abusers but also the institutions they represent. Presenter Fr. Matthew Malek, OFM Conv, spoke on understanding the impacts of institutional betrayal which affects all members of the faith community. He also encourage us work together towards institutional courage , to create an environment where healing is possible. Victim/Survivor Paula Kaempffer shared part of her personal story and all the ways she has witnessed victims/survivors courage through her work as the Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.