Teresa Pitt Green has been a publishing executive and, later, owner of a small business developing enterprising authors and small enterprises in creative programming as well as managing institutional transitions from paper to digital formats. She is a trained mediator.
Teresa has been developing and offering resources and programs to integrate faith into recovery from abuse for over a decade. Her focus has been on facilitating a mutually beneficial dialogue between persons, such as clergy and survivors. This dedication to promoting trauma-informed pastoral care and awareness within the Church is based on a goal to create greater breadth of welcome for survivors and their families among each other, in parishes, and in other settings such as health care.
Teresa’s work includes collaborations with all those wounded by abuse in the Church, including survivors, family members, clergy and ministries, leadership and laity. She shares wisdom with those in other faiths and traditions seeking to promote the same healing, and works with survivors and ministries worldwide.
Teresa has written several books and over 100 articles, as well as scripts and workshop programs. She has presented to activist groups, lay groups, diocesan and scholar audiences, as well as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and others. She eschews media and publicity for this work in accordance with the principles shared in Spirit Fire, to preserve a safe space for persons whose suffering has often served the agenda of others – but she has accepted interviews where it is likely a message of healing and hope may be carried to others.
Teresa is one of several founders of The Healing Voices Magazine, which was launched in 2014 and first published in 2015. She served for ten years on a diocesan advisory board and currently serves in the leadership of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force.
Teresa is a survivor of clergy abuse.
The Little Grotto
Teresa has built and maintains an online grotto as a virtual and prayerful getaway for greetings and gatherings. Visitors may light free candles for special intentions they may also share with others, and find free greetings there as well.
The Healing Voices Magazine
For more information on this online magazine and its survivor community, visit its new look here > e-magazine. Note, in particular, “Seeds of Hope,” which is the new column focused on showcasing events and ideas from across the United States and Canada where pastoral outreach and community healing have been successful.
The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force
Teresa serves as the Chair of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, which is comprised of prosecutors, law enforcement, victim services, church groups and other organizations fighting against human trafficking. More about the committed work of this group of remarkable professionals here.
Social Media Profiles
Keep in touch via social media > here.
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