CMSM Releases New Module, Hosts Webinars for ‘Conversations That Matter’ Series for the Protection of Minors

Jesus with the Children

The Case of “Father Tom” and supporting materials are available for purchase and download on the CMSM website.

As part of our 15-year effort of education and accountability among men’s institutes for religious life for the protection of minors in our church and society, CMSM is privileged to distribute the latest module in the excellent series “Conversations That Matter.”

Our newest module, “The Case of ‘Father Tom'” is a pseudonymous account of a real situation involving sexual abuse from a professed male religious. It includes a narration of “Father Tom’s” story along with discussion questions and didactics. The questions and key points have been crafted according to the needs of three key audiences:

  • Men in formation
  • Men currently living in Apostolic Life
  • Men living in a Retired Community

Each of these audiences has their own materials unique to them and constitute three different “kits” which can be purchased. To purchase downloadable and online resources for “The Case of ‘Father Tom’,” visit the Protection of Minors page on our website. Online purchases are completed through PayPal and you may use a PayPal account, debit card or credit card to complete the purchase.

The kits are $50 individually and you may purchase multiple kits for a discount. Once you have completed the checkout process through PayPal, you will be directed to a page on which you will receive information on how to access the materials. Please be sure to save the information on that landing page for future access if needed.

If you have questions, or would like to access previous “Conversations That Matter” modules, please contact Fr. Jerry McGlone, S.J. at the CMSM National Office by email or by phone at 301-588-4030 ext. 235 for additional information.

Training Webinars for use of the “Conversations That Matter” Materials

CMSM is also very proud to announce its first series from the Office of Child Protection Training Webinars: “The Dynamics of More Effective Facilitation: Conversations That Matter – 2018.”

Learn or enhance skills necessary to better facilitate these groundbreaking trainings.

This year’s trainings require attentive care and attention to three types of community conversations: formation, apostolic, and retirement.

The trainings will address these new dimensions and explore various practical techniques to enhance engagement and retention of materials.

Learn practical steps to help focus the materials, avoid problems, manage resistance and more effectively deal with problem people.

Dates and Times for the upcoming webinars are as follows. To register for either or both webinars, click on the links provided.

Tuesday , January 16, 2018 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, January 18, 2018 4 – 5 p.m. ET

These webinars are free and recordings of these trainings will be available after the event on the CMSM website.