FACILITATOR

Mrs Molly Fara

Mrs Molly Fara is the Associate Director of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She joined USCCB after serving 8 years as the first Director of Child and Youth Protection for the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois.

Mrs Fara holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton, Ohio with a major in psychology and minor in criminal justice.  She earned a Masters degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mrs Fara is recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Professional Educator License with School Social Work Endorsement. She serves on the Prevention Committee for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Prior work experience includes psychiatric hospital, in-patient/out-patient substance abuse treatment residential treatment centre for emotionally disturbed youth, adult protective services and employee assistance programs. 

She has been married for over 25 years and has four adult children.