Clergy Abuse Victims Education And Support
Between 1998 and 2005, I supported and advocated for hundreds of Australian clergy abuse victims seeking justice from the church. Personal circumstances from 2005 onward meant that I had to step back from that work, and there are now others who fulfil that role. However, if you wish to contact me, my details are as follows:
post: Clare Pascoe, CAVEAS, PO Box U181, Armidale, NSW 2351
ph: 0410 435 267
Guest speaking role
As one of the most articulate clergy abuse survivors of the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was asked to speak to various groups and in various forums. Some of the most noteworthy of them are listed here.
May 1996: Appeared on Stateline (ABC TV NSW). Interviewed for
August 1996: Presented information session at house church group ("Friends of Justice"). 2 hours
September 1996: Interviewed on Encounter (ABC Radio National). 1 hour.
August 1997: Spoke at Child Protection Rally in front of Parliament House, Sydney.
September 1997: Spoke at Child Protection Rally in Sydney Domain
January 1998: Presented paper on clergy sexual abuse at Women Scholars of Religion and Theology Conference, Brisbane.
July 1998: Presented paper at International Conference Against Abuse by Helping Professionals, Melbourne.
September 1998: Published Internet Website on clergy sexual abuse
February 1999: Became mentor of international clergy sexual abuse survivor email-based support group
August 1999: Presented paper at "What's God Got to Do With It?" conference, Sydney. (conference proceedings published)
January 2001: Ran workshop at "Women Scholars of Religion and Theology" conference, Auckland, NZ.
November 2001: Presented at "LinkUp 10th Annual Clergy Abuse Conference", Toronto, Canada.
March 2002: Appeared on Stateline (ABC TV NSW).
April 2002: Interviewed for Background Briefing (ABC Radio National)
April 2002: Spoke at March for Children - Sydney.
May 2002: Appeared in discussion panel on Australian Agenda (SkyNews)
September 2002: Was "studio expert" for clergy abuse phone-in on Willesee Across Australia (SkyNews). Willesee introduced me as "now considered one of the most knowledgeable people in Australia on sexual abuse by the clergy".
I also wrote various articles and opinion pieces, some of which can be found here.
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