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Sexual Misconduct: Resources for Healing

This research guide provides resources on sexual misconduct with a focus on behavior perpetrated by faculty and clergy. Some resources are available through PLNU's Ryan Library and require a username and password from a current student, s

Blogs and Other Websites

American Bible Society. (2019). Trauma healing. American Bible Society. Retrieved from

Buzuvis, E. & Newhall, K. (n. d.) Title IX Blog. Retrieved from

  • “An interdisciplinary resource for news, legal developments, commentary, and scholarship about Title IX, the Federal statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded schools.”


Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. (2014). Retrieved from

  • Offers intervention strategies, exercises, workbooks, and activities on anxiety and how to respond. Views anxiety as a natural alarm system. Their workshops address crisis response, critical incident debriefing, trauma and resolving impact.

FaithTrust Institute. (n. d.). Retrived from

  • Provides communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.
  • Provides resources on the #ChurchToo movement

National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2016). Retrieved from


RAINN. (n.d.). The Criminal Justice System: Statistics. Retrieved from

  • Out of every 1000 rapes, 994 perpetrators will walk free”
  • “The majority of sexual assaults are not reported to the police”


RAINN. (n.d.). Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics. Retrieved from


Smith, A.(n. d.). Keep Watch. Retrieved from

  • A blog by Amy Smith, a victim’s rights advocate
  • This blog published a letter by a victim of sexual assault by megachurch pastor Andy Savage, which led to an investigation into his conduct and his confession of wrongdoing


SNAP: Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests. (n. d.). Retrieved from


Take Back the Night. (2016).

  • The Take Back The Night Foundation came together when early event holders united in the 2000’s with the intent of forming a hub for information sharing, resources and support for both survivors and event holders.