• Accademic Unit
    Centre for Child Protection
  • Course
    Diploma in Safeguarding of Minors

Objectives and content: Students explain the dynamics of offending. They explain the different types of perpetrators (with special attention to clerical offenders). They recognize the signs and indicators of potential offenders. They explain the internal and external processes that enable abuse such as: cognitive distortions; grooming techniques; overcoming of hurdles and inhibitors. They name the dynamics of online offenders. Students identify the causes of abuse with regard to: individual aspects; cultural aspects; societal aspects. Students become aware of their own feelings and attitudes with regard to clerical offenders. Students become aware of the challenges talking to perpetrators poses. Students name options for therapy and care for offenders with regard to: proper accompaniment of alleged offenders; therapeutic options; pastoral care; aftercare. Students explain legal and canonical implications. They explain the norms of canon law. They investigate the laws in their own countries. Students reflect on the theological implications. They discuss issues related to confession. They reflect on theological topics such as: justice; mercy; forgiveness; salvation. They become aware of how the existence of clerical sexual abuse affects them personally. Method: The course will combine lecture, reading and seminar discussion, and will focus on a range of selected texts. Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on class participation, written papers and reflections.


  • Semestre: 2° Semestre
  • ECTS: 4


Makamatine LEMBO
Makamatine LEMBO

Lesson schedule/Room

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  • It will be indicated at the beginning of the course.


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