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Permission and Language

Permission and Language

There are too many facts, statistics, and evidence-based research figures in the unforgiving table of data on child sexual abuse for any parent to remember them all. So don’t. You don’t need to know...

Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and the importance of educating ourselves on this important topic. Now...
Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention

Prevention—the key to stopping child sexual abuse and its lifelong effects. Most of us would agree that preventing a problem before it starts is a good idea, but when it comes to child sexual abuse,...
Boys Trafficking

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 is a girl. But what about the thousands of boys...
Who Pays for Sex Abuse

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 in the United States. The numbers are large in the...
E. DePasuale

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 made in Pennsylvania go through ChildLine, and the service is...
Tipping Scale

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 could be a family friend” (Aly Raisman, Olympic gold medalist, CBS). Olympic gymnast...
Childhood Trauma

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 what happens to you in the past, is just that,...
Miracles SOL Reform

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

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’ stories are heartbreaking, and the numbers shocking. They assumed no...
Seen and Heard

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 killed. And yet, as a nation, we are failing to do...

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