Teresa Hartnett

Teresa shares a rare gift through her work: she is a survivor of child abuse by clergy with 30+ years in recovery and 15+ years in ministry. She is a grateful Christian, a practicing Catholic and, also, a certified mediator, victim’s advocate, speaker and writer.

Teresa is a spiritual mediator who promotes reconciliation by:

  • Advancing Christian awareness of child protection, child abuse and its aftermath
  • Brokering early ventures in healing dialogue among persons and within groups
  • Facilitating shared plans, guidelines and resources for long-term progress
  • Counseling one-on-one survivors, family members and those in ministry
  • Delivering spiritual programs for small and large group events.

Sensitive and respectful toward denominational differences among her sisters and brothers, Teresa works to earn trust and to inspire evangelical confidence in all Christians who can, then, offer safe harbor to those who have been wounded by abuse and are in need of the Lord’s saving grace and healing Spirit.

To maximize outreach, Teresa offers many programs for those who encounter and/or care for adult survivors of child abuse and their family members.

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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

Teresa is one co-founder and editor of an e-magazine, which is a safe venue for faith stories and reflections by Catholic survivors of abuse, their family members, priests, sisters, child protection professionals, survivor ministers, therapists and scholars--moving the dialogue of healing forward. This publication is read throughout the United States and internationally.

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force

Teresa serves as Co-Chair of the Communications and the Outreach & Awareness Committees of this Task Force comprised of prosecutors, law enforcement, victim services, church groups and other organizations fighting against human trafficking.

Professional Background

Teresa has been a publishing and media professional for over 30 years, most recently the owner of a small business consultancy. She continues to develop and coach authors of nonfiction works via The 911 Agent and to provide book development and ghostwriting services.

Social Media Profiles

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Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end.  (Genesis 50:20)


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