Inventory of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence Collection, 1977-1992

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Inventory of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence Collection, 1977-1992

Accession number: GTU 95-4-01

Shelf location: 2/F/6 - 2/G/3

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

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  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
  • 2400 Ridge Road
  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2523/2501
  • Email: archives@gtu.edu
  • URL: http://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn Rand
Date Completed:
November 1, 1996; revised 2/10/98
Cataloged:
November 1996
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1977-1992
Accession number: GTU 95-4-01
Shelf location: 2/F/6 - 2/G/3
Creator: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Size: 13 boxes, 2 folios; 9 1/2 ft.
Type of material: Organizational/working files; publications
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Source and Date

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence (Seattle, Washington), 1995

Restriction

1 ff (See Box 1).

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence Collection, GTU 95-4-01, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Family violence -- Religious aspects
Victims of family violence -- Counseling of -- Study and teaching
Abused women -- Pastoral Counseling of -- Study and teaching
Sexually abused children -- Pastoral Counseling of -- Study and teaching
Church work with abused women -- Study and teaching
Child sexual abuse -- Prevention -- Study and teaching
Clergy -- Professional ethics -- Study and teaching
Clergy -- Sexual behavior -- Study and teaching
Women clergy -- History -- Sources
Violence -- Religious aspects
Fortune, Marie M.
Wood, Frances E.
Burns, Maryviolet C.

Biographical/Historical Description

In the spring of 1977, Marie Fortune began an educational ministry in Seattle, Washington, the Prevention of Sexual Violence Project, to "raise in the churches the issue of sexual assault." The Project was intended to be short term, but "it quickly became clear that there was more to do." In 1979, the Project was "approached by the U.S. Justice Department to apply for a federal grant to develop educational models on domestic violence." From this grant came a training model for clergy and laity later published as Family Violence: A Workshop Manual for Clergy and Other Service Providers (Marie Fortune and Denise Hormann, Seattle: The Center, 1980). The Project "began to see itself as a national resource for training and educating religious institutions." Due to budget cuts, the federal grant was later lost, causing a crisis resulting in all Project staff being laid off. The Project remained an agency, however, while different funding strategies were explored.
The agency returned with staff in 1983 as the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence with the agenda of training clergy and laity in this area, and broadening the program to "respond to particular needs and issues that were beginning to emerge". These issues included: curriculum for adolescents, meeting the needs of religious communities of color, and addressing the problem of sexual contact and abuse between pastors and parishioners. The Center, and members of the staff, have and continue to offer training opportunities to clergy and lay people through workshops, seminars, and seminary courses. They have and continue to publish manuals and books such as: Sexual Abuse Prevention: A study for Teenagers (New York: United Church Press, 1984), The Speaking Profits Us: Violence in the Lives of Women of Color, Maryviolet C. Burns (Seattle: The Center, 1985), Is Nothing Sacred?: When Sex Invades the Pastoral Relationship, Marie M. Fortune (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989), and a quarterly newsjournal Working Together.
"From modest beginnings, the center has become an institution committed to equipping religious institutions to minister effectively to both victims and offenders of sexual and domestic violence, helping them mobilize their resources to prevent the recurrence of these problems. . . . [I]t is engaged in the transformation of religious institutions and bodies of the faithful. A multiracial and interreligious organization, the center works to confront racism, homophobia, ageism, and anti-Semitism because these are realities which interfere with efforts to end sexual and domestic violence for all women. . . . It is unapologetically feminist in its agenda and its way of work, and unapologetically religious in its orientation. . . . But clearly the need remains and so does the center until our churches and synagogues, stakes and assemblies are fully engaged in eliminating sexual and domestic violence and ministering to victims and offenders. It is our common task to undertake this theological enterprise."
This description is taken from "The Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence: A Study in Applied Feminist Theology and Ethics," by Marie M. Fortune and Frances Wood, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1988) (found in Box 3 ff 23).

Scope and Content

The collection was packed in boxes and shipped to the GTU by staff at the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence staff when its office moved in 1995. The collection follows the original order of the Center. The sections titled here "Early Organization Files, 1977-81" and "Office Files, 1981-92" reflect a turning point in the history of the Center around 1981 when there was the possibility the Center might close. The Early Organization Files are evidential of the beginnings of the Center and consolidation of its purpose and support. The Office Files show the on-going work of the Center. The "Training Presentations Files" are the working/planning files for training events, speeches, classes, and conference, workshop, and seminar presentations, given by Center staff nationwide.

Container List

 

Early Organization Files, 1977-80: arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by file folder title

Additional Note

Note: Location: 2 legal size file folders, Small Collections Box 7, 3/A/4
Box Box 1, Folder ff 1

Community Image Survey, April 1978

Folder ff 2

Pacific National Bank Check Register, 6/80-6/81

Additional Note

Note: Restricted: 1 file folder, Personal notes, handwritten: Restricted Files Box 1, 3/B/1
Box Box 2

Early Organization Files (con't.), 1980-81

 

Office Files, 1981-85: arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by file folder title

Additional Note

Note: Location: 1 legal size file folder, Newspaper articles on CPSDV, Small Collections Box 7, ff 3, 3/A/4
Box Box 3

Office Files (con't.), 1986-92, 2 ff n.d.

Box Box 4

Financial Files, 1976-82: arranged chronologically by year, then 5 in. alphabetically by file folder title

Box Box 5

Financial Files, (con't.), 1982-91

Box Box 6

Working Together, Quarterly Newsjournal

 

Full run: Vol. 1 no. 1 - Vol. 16 no. 3, 1979-96

Additional Note

(Missing, Vol. 10 no. 1: this issue may never have beenpublished)

(See also: Newsletter, Take a Stand, 1978-79; Box 1 ff 21)
Box Box 7

Training Presentations Files, 1979-3/86: arranged chronologically by presentation.

Additional Note

Working/planning files for training events, speeches, classes, and conference, workshop, and seminar presentations. File folder titles include the date and location of the event.
Box Box 8

Training Presentations Files, (con't.), 4/86-10/87

Box Box 9

Training Presentations Files, (con't.), 1/88-5/89

Box Box 10

Training Presentations Files, (con't.), 5/89-5/91

Box Box 11

Books: no order.

Additional Note

If the book is in the general circulating collection of the GTU Library, it will be followed by a call number.
 

1) Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse by Marie M. Fortune (San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1987). This is a later edition of Keeping the Faith: Questions and Answers for the Abused Woman, BV4445.5 F67 1987

 

2) Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin by Marie M. Fortune (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1983). HQ71 F67 1983

 

3) Love Does No Harm: Sexual Ethics for the Rest of Us by Marie M. Fortune (NY, NY: Continuum Publishing Co., 1995) copy on order 10/22/97

 

4) Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook Marie M. Fortune and Carol J. Adams, eds. (NY, NY: Continuum Publishing Co, 1995). BT704 V56 1995

 

5) The Mother's Book: How to Survive the Molestation of Your Child by Carolyn M. Byerly (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1997). Contains Chapter 6, "Religious Issues" by Marie M. Fortune.

Box Box 12

Books

 

1) Preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Ages 5-8 by Kathryn Goering Reid (Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1994). HQ72 U53 R45 1994

 

2) Preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Ages 9-12 by Kathryn Goering Reid and Marie M. Fortune (Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1989). HQ72 U53 R45 1989

 

3) Violence in the Family: A Workshop Curriculum for Clergy and Other Helpers by Marie M. Fortune (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1991). BV4438.5 F67 1991

 

4) Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Course of Study for Teenagers by Marie M. Fortune and Rebecca Voelkel-Haugen (Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1996).

 

5) Called to Make Justice, Thelma B. Burgonio-Watson, ed. (Seattle, WA: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 1995).

Box Box 13

Books

 

Clergy Misconduct: Sexual Abuse in the Ministerial Relationship, Trainer's Manual. An educational curriculum for clergy and religious professionals of all faiths, seminary teachers and students, and denominational leaders. Published by CPSDV, 1997. Note: companion video, Once You Cross the Line, see Videotapes below.

Box Folio 1

Book

 

Fortune, Marie M., Is Nothing Sacred?: When Sex Invades the Pastoral Relationship (Harper & Row: San Francisco, 1989). First edition, with dust jacket.

Box Folio 2, Folder ff 1

Photograph: Marie Fortune, n.d.

Folder ff 2

Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Justice to Marie Fortune, 4/25/93

tape Videotapes

The videos are all part of Keeping the Faith: A Program Series produced by CPSDV. Listed in chronological order by production date. Each video is in its original box with original cover.

 

1) Once You Cross the Line. The companion video for Clergy Misconduct: Sexual Abuse in the Ministerial Relationship: See Box 13 above. 1991; color; 50 min.

 

2) Not in My Church. 1991; color; 45 min.; with Study Guide.

 

3) Not in My Congregation. 1991; color; 45 min.; with Study Guide.

 

4) Hear Their Cries: Religious Responses to Child Abuse. 1992; color; 48 min.; with Study Guide.

 

5) Bless Our Children: Preventing Sexual Abuse. 1993; color; 40 min.; with Study Guide.

 

6) Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence, Parts I and II. 1994; color; Part I 37 min., Part II 22 min.; with Study Guide.

 

7) Wings Like a Dove: Healing for the Abused Christian Woman. 1997; color; 34 min.; with Study Guide.

 

8) To Save a Life: Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Families. 1997; color; 35 min.; with Study Guide.