Sex Trafficking of Boys: More Common Than You Think

In America, we tend to view sexual assault as a "women's issue." Child sex trafficking is no different; the most common portrayal of a trafficked child...

Who Pays for Sex Abuse?

Drawing on data from the extraordinary archive of Catholic sex abuse at Bishopaccountability.org, the San Diego Tribune recently published the top 10 sexual abuse settlements by the Catholic Church...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Runs the Numbers on Child Welfare

During a seemingly routine audit, Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale found troubling numbers for ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s 24-hour child-abuse hotline. All reports of child abuse...

Tipping the Scales of Child Sexual Abuse

“Predators aren't just strangers. They can be highly educated. They can be very well-respected in the community. It could be a family member, it...

Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH! Maybe we could all do one thing each day to help prevent child abuse right where we are,...

Leading the Fight Against the Sexploitation and Sexualization of Girls

The Power of One: Melinda Tankard Reist “Sex sells,” as the old advertising saw goes. But according to Australian writer and activist Melinda Tankard Reist,...

Miracles in Child Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitation Reform: Three of...

Since the Boston Globe revealed the pattern of institutional child sex abuse in the Spotlight series, the question has been: what can we do for these victims? The victims’...

Children Must Be Seen and Heard

Children have a right to be protected from harm. This includes the right to be protected from being physically abused, sexually abused, neglected, or...

2017 SOL Reform Year in Review and How #MeToo Relates to...

Child sex abuse is one leg of the three-legged stool of the #MeToo movement: harassment, sex assault, and child sex abuse. It was also...

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