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Many professionals such as First Responders, mental healthcare workers, lawyers, judges, police officers, clergy  and others who routinely come in contact with trauma and suffering as part of their work  can suffer emotional and physical affects because regular interaction with trauma can take a toll. The result can be what is termed  “vicarious trauma.”  When...
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CONROE – Father Manuel Antonio La Rosa Lopez left a Conroe courtroom in manacles Wednesday after being sentenced to ten years in prison for two counts of indecency with a child. “He feels remorseful. This is a sad episode that’s over,” said his attorney Wendell Odom. The cases stem from his sexual abuse of a 13-year-old...
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As a Crime Victim Lawyer, one of the most important meetings is the initial interview to listen to the victim’s story. Just verbalizing the sexual violence they suffered can be re-traumatizing, so, lawyers should understand their role as Trauma Informed advocates in order to foster a trusting environment in which the client can tell their...
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A Houston-area priest has pleaded guilty to child indecency charges in a case that has put a focus on the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its failures over the handling of sexual abuse cases. The Rev. Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, 62, pleaded guilty to two out of five charges of indecency with a child Nov. 17, as part of an agreement...
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Note: this article is in Spanish El padre Manuel La Rosa-Lopez se ha declarado culpable de dos cargos en un caso de abuso sexual contra menores de edad en el área de Houston, Texas, por lo que enfrentará una sentencia de 10 años en prisión. La fiscal principal del condado de Montgomery, Nancy Hebert, explicó...
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CONROE – Father Manuel Antonio La Rosa Lopez left a Conroe courtroom in manacles Wednesday after being sentenced to ten years in prison for two counts of indecency with a child. “He feels remorseful. This is a sad episode that’s over,” said his attorney Wendell Odom. The cases stem from his sexual abuse of a 13-year-old...
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What is grooming?  A recent Article in Psychology Today by Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D, contains important information for parents. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/protecting-children-sexual-abuse/202010/detecting-sexual-grooming?fbclid=IwAR0fseosJh6j846aUFic_YL2qUGNRS8bayI-o2XHqYHMaRJNrNSb_H7eOsM As the author explains, “Grooming” is the  deceptive process sexual predators use to develop trust with a child-victim as well as other adults in the child’s life.  Grooming “desensitizes” the child to sexual content and physical contact. Post-abuse, the...
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Original Post Here: https://greeninglaw.com/civil-liability-involving-inpatient-suicide/ Civil Liability Involving Inpatient Suicide In most civil cases involving liability for someone’s death, it’s usually pretty easy to link the defendant (the person who is allegedly at fault) with the actions that caused the death (e.g., a driver runs a red light and strikes a pedestrian, killing them; a surgeon...
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This post is also featured on GreeningLaw.com If your family is sheltering at home during COVID-19, it is  likely your children are spending a lot more time online. This can unfortunately  create a new set of challenges for every parent because  on-line sexual predators are also seeking out victims. Parents should be  extremely cautious of  “free”...
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Is Your Lawyer Trauma Informed A “trauma-informed lawyer” is one who is experienced in representing victims of trauma, especially victims of crime.  Because litigation itself  can be a  traumatic process, it is important  to hire a lawyer who recognizes the role trauma plays in the lawyer-client relationship so as not to revictimized  the client.  A...
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