Sexual recovery links related to clergy sexual abuse and ritual abuse are located in the Faith Communities section.
Publications. A group of articles addressing issues concerning Aboriginal
justice. Several of the articles (including the ones listed below) describe
traditional healing methods for sex offenders. [Department of the Solicitor
General of Canada]
Bopp, Judie, and Michael Bopp. Responding to Sexual Abuse: Developing a Community-based Sexual Abuse Response Team in Aboriginal Communities.
Ellerby, Lawrence, and Jacqueline Bedard. Paths to Wellness: A Gathering of Communities Addressing Sexual Offending Behaviour.
Ellerby, Lawrence A., and Jonathan H. Ellerby. Understanding and Evaluating the Role of Elders and Traditional Healing in Sex Offender Treatment for Aboriginal Offenders.
Books on Faith and Sexual Recovery. The books in this section discuss faith issues in sexual recovery for minor-attracted adults. [Unconditional Love]
Kirkegaard, Hugh, and Wayne Northey. The Sex Offender as Scapegoat: Vigilante Violence and a Faith Community Response. Describes the societal factors that caused the Mennonite Central Committee to develop its Circles of Support program. [The Colloquium on Violence & Religion with Emory University]
No One is Disposable.
Information on a videotape describing the Circles of Support program. [Mennonite
—. Moving Towards Holistic Healing For Aboriginal Sex Offenders. A paper from a conference on intervention with sex offenders. [Correctional Service of Canada]
—. The Role of Traditional Healers in the Treatment of Aboriginal Sex Offenders. Part of a collection of articles on Aboriginal people in corrections. Scroll down to "Restorative Justice" section; the link leads to a PDF file that requires Adobe Acrobat to be read. [Correctional Service of Canada]
Exodus International North America. An umbrella group for Christian ex-gay ministries, many of which offer services to pedophiles and pederasts. To locate the groups that do, search on the key words "pedophile" and "pedophilia" through the site's search engine.
Foster, David Kyle. From a Pedophile Seeking Help. The leader of an ex-gay ministry offers advice to an imprisoned pedophile. [Mastering Life Ministries]
Healing Together. The successor to the popular AReASON site. "This is an international self-help/mutual-help/peer-help healing and recovering site for anyone that has experienced the impact of abuse. This includes recovering offenders, survivors, as well as their respective supporters." Although the site itself is secular, messages on religious topics may be posted at the Spiritual Healing forum.
Into the Light. "A bimonthly newsletter for those who deal with child molestation issues and ministering to the offender." [Broken Yoke Ministries]
Jeff. Coming Out of Pedophilia. A member of an ex-gay group describes his struggle with pornographic addiction. [Harvest USA]
Restored One's. A Christian organization in Washington State that provides restorative justice resources for sex offenders and their families.
Satisfying Justice: A Compendium of Initiatives, Programs and Legislative Measures. A book on restorative justice measures in Canada,
compiled by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Available in
both PDF and HTML. See the appendix for a listing of entries related to
sexual offenses. [Correctional Service Canada]
Review by Marc Forget. [Quaker Committee on Jails & Justice Newsletter]
Sex Offender Recovery Links. Links to faith-based and secular-based recovery sites.
Van Domelen, Bob. Writings for Recovering Offenders. Bob Van Domelen, executive director of the ex-gay organization Broken Yoke Ministries, publishes a newsletter for recovering offenders and has written extensively about lessons learned from his own recovery. [Unconditional Love]
Whitestone Foundation Newsletter Articles.The Whitestone Foundation provides education and advocacy for effective sex offender treatment. The articles here address religious and spiritual issues. [Unconditional Love]
Williams, Sharon, et al. Aboriginal Sex Offenders: Melding Spiritual Healing with Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment. Describes various programs using such methods. [Correctional Service of Canada]
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