Title

The Hope and Healing Response Team Program Model: A Social Work Intervention for Clergy Abuse

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics

ISSN

1553-6947

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

46

55

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This article examines how a religious order can partner with a secular social work team to respond to clergy abuse allegations and incidents. Using a program model based on social work principles of justice and fairness towards alleged and confirmed abuse victims as well as alleged andconfirmed offenders, this model demonstrates how religious communities can develop and implement policies and procedures addressing both legal and ethical issues.

Publication Information

Heydt, M., & O’Connell, W. P. (2012). The hope and healing response team program model: A social work intervention for clergy abuse. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 9(2). 46-55.