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Biographical Data
Frank L. Fitzpatrick
52 Lyndon Rd., Cranston, RI 02905-1121

Frank is available on a limited basis for speaking engagements - combined with music performance of his unique survivor-activist songs - at colleges, conferences, symposiums, activist rallies, and survivor meetings.

Frank Fitzpatrick lives with his wife Sara and their two children in Cranston, a suburb of Providence, Rhode Island. He has been an insurance adjuster and private investigator, a high school band director, a composer and performer, a forklift operator, a grade school general music teacher, a middle school chorus teacher for mentally retarded kids, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He is currently 98.74% done with his book, a first-person account about exposing the internationally publicized Father James R. Porter sexual abuse holocaust. This was the watershed case that in 1992 opened the floodgates for clergy survivors - and survivors of other types of perpetrators in positions of power - to break silence.

Frank was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, in 1950. He and his three sisters were raised as Roman Catholics in the neighboring small town of North Attleboro. When Frank was an altar boy at St. Mary’s Church, and a student at the adjacent grammar school, he met and grew to idolize Father James R. Porter.

Frank is an adult survivor of childhood sexual assault perpetrated by this same Catholic priest around 1962. After his repressed memories returned in 1989, Frank located Porter, taped incriminating phone conversations with him, located other survivors, investigated the Catholic Church’s cover up, and spoke out publicly. To date, more than 200 other survivors of Frank’s perpetrator have come forward. James R. Porter is currently [June 2004] in prison in Massachusetts.

Frank and his wife, Sara, run Survivor Connections, Inc., a non-profit resource, and referral center which has reached over 10,000 sexual assault survivors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many foreign countries. S.C. publishes The Survivor Activist, a newsletter which informs survivors of their basic rights and encourages them to take action. Survivor Connections, Inc. is at 52 Lyndon Rd. Cranston, RI 02905-1121, phone (401) 941-2548, fax (401) 941-2335.

Frank has appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio programs including Prime Time Live, The Justice Files, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King, Talk Live, The Real Story, Oprah, Jenny Jones, Rolonda, and National Public Radio. His story has been featured on many other shows and in People magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and in national and local newspapers.

He has spoken and performed his unique survivor-activist music at conferences and survivor meetings in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

In October 1998, Frank was a keynote speaker in Boston, Massachusetts at the Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists, Other Health Care Professionals and Clergy. The theme was "Prevention and Treatment of Boundary Violations by Professionals: What We Have Learned; Strategies for the Future." Hosted by the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Other speakers confirmed were Reverend Marie Fortune, Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Gary R. Schoener.

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