From Thomas Plante:
This is a just a friendly FYI about our upcoming national conference entitled, Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis (2002-2012) scheduled for Friday May 11, 2012 at Santa Clara University (northern California). Please feel free to share with others if you wish.
The conference brings to campus a remarkable group of interdisciplinary leading professionals who recently contributed to a book project on this topic edited by Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D. (former FBI and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Child Protection executive) and I that was recently published [If interested, details about the book can be found at http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313393877]. Keynotes addresses will be presented by Thomas Reese, SJ (from Georgetown University and former editor of America magazine) and Karen Terry, PhD (from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice who was the lead author for both the 2004 and 2011 John Jay Studies on clergy abuse).
The conference is co-sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of San Jose as well as SCU's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Ignatian Center, Spirituality & Health Institute, College of Arts and Science, Psychology Department, Religious Studies Department, and the Jesuit Community. The conference is hosted by SCU's Center for Professional Development.
Details about the event are available at http://www.scu.edu/cpd/clergyconference/
A list of speakers can be found at http://www.scu.edu/ecppm/cpd/clergyconference/panelists/