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Religious Responses to Child Abuse

Hear Their Cries

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Study Guide Author: Ann Downer, MS EdD
Pub. Date: 1992
Revised: 2004 (study guide)
Publisher: FaithTrust Institute
Format: DVD, Paperback
Total Length: 48 minutes


This award-winning video on the role of clergy and lay leaders in ending child abuse is a critical resource.

Hear Their Cries:

  • Identifies and defines of physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children
  • Provides stories of adult survivors
  • Educates clergy and lay leaders on how to respond to child abuse
  • Discussion of theological issues (forgiveness, confidentiality)
  • Effective child abuse prevention strategies from a faith perspective
  • How to respond to a victim's disclosure of abuse

Includes a 24-page study guide and a package of awareness brochures.


  • Cindy Award, Intl. Association of Audiovisual Communicators
  • Gabriel Award, National Catholic Association of Broadcasters and Communicators
  • Gold Plaque Award, Chicago International Film and Video Festival

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