Vulnerability by relationships - key-note

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


    Abusive relationships are the main form of abuse nowadays. Vulnerability thus is a decisive factor on the way to abuse. This vulnerability does not only exist in wrong relationships; it can grow by those relationships. Relationships as such are the main factor for developing resilience or vulnerability, for being open to grooming or to re-sisting on the way to abuse. Victims vulnerable because of wrong relationships are weak in defense. It is crucial to understand the dynamism in a person, who is made vulnerable by personal relationships, in order to guarantee justice and to provide the right protection and help. – However, we are also vulnerable due to structural rela-tions. So, in addition, I will make some remarks on professional relationships contrib-uting to structural vulnerability. In the context of spiritual abuse, the surrounding reli-gious structures make relationships prone to abuse.
    Period28 May 2022
    Event titleVulnerability to Abuse and the Catholic Church/La vulnérabilité aux abus et l'Église catholique
    Event typeConference
    Conference numberonline
    LocationOttava, CanadaShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • abuse
    • relationship
    • vulnerability
    • love
    • dependency
    • structural aggression
    • structural vulnerability
    • rape
    • abusing power
    • spiritual vulnerability