Catholic abuse survivor speaks out
Our Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, is a nationally recognized expert on the sexual abuse of minors. In 2002, she was the only psychologist invited to address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at their conference on sexual abuse. On February 27, 2019, she was interviewed on WBTV as part of a story on a survivor of priest abuse. The survivor tells his story and Dr. Frawley-O’Dea comments on the value of dioceses releasing the names of credibly accused priests. Watch the full story here.
Dr. Frawley-O’Dea is the author of Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church. She leads our trauma team, who work with survivors of developmental and adult trauma.