Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist, former NPR reporter, and author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. She’s founder of the Child-Friendly Faith Project.
Dr. Jaime Romo is a minister in the United Church of Christ for Healing and Healthy Environments in San Diego, is a hospice chaplain, and he’s president of the Child-Friendly Faith Project. Author of several books, he works with people who have PTSD and trauma.
We discuss the ways in which religion serves as both a locus and a veil for child abuse, how victims can heal from such abuse, and how we can prevent it from happening in the first place.