“The issue of child sexual abuse in our societies, but also in the Church, is a scourge that dramatically impacts the lives of thousands of children, as well as families around the world. It is the wish of ICMA to equip its students in the fourth year of theology (a year of deepening of theological knowledge and acquisition of skills essential to the new challenges of pastoral care) with the necessary skills to develop within mission, a safe environment for children and vulnerable people.
From November 13 to November 24, the ICMA School of Theology is pleased to welcome Fr. Stéphane Joulain, Missionary of Africa, Doctor in Counseling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. and specialized in cases of sexual abuse. Fr. Stéphane Joulain, who is now working with the Center for Child Protection (CCP) of the Pontifical Gregorian University (http://childprotection.unigre.it), will animate during this period and for the students in the fourth year of Theology, a session entitled “Preventing the sexual abuse of minors. Building together a safer Church for all.” This session will be sanctioned by a “Certificate in Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Minors” issued jointly by the CCP of the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Catholic Missionary Institute of Abidjan.”
( Taken from the website of the Catholic Missionary Institute of Abidjan )