[Journal] Social Work & Christianity: When Wolves Wear Shepherds' Clothing: Helping Women Survive Clergy Sexual Abuse by Diana Garland

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This article examines the problem of clergy sexual abuse with adult women. Victims and their families often seek help from Christian professionals outside the church, rendering Christian social workers and other Chris- tian mental health professionals likely service providers in a major crisis looming before congregations and religious organizations. This article reviews resources for helping women, their families, and congregations survive the abuse of power and the betrayal of sacred trust embodied in clergy sexual abuse.

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