Attorney says proposed Boy Scouts sex abuse settlement isn’t enough

Originally written and posted by IRVING, Texas – The Boy Scouts of America, based in Irving, has proposed one of the largest agreements in U.S. history to victims of child sex abuse. The $850 million payout is more than double the initial offer for compensation, but attorneys for several victims say it is still not enough. […]

Why Some Children Want to Stay With Their Abusive Parents

Attorneys and other professionals need to know that the reasons children may want to be with an abusive parent may be based on attachment issues, feelings of shame, psychobiology, and a lack of understanding that they are even in an abusive situation. By Susan Radcliffe and Daniel Pollack | July 5, 2021 Every state defines […]

How one Catholic order closes its eyes to sexual abuse by clergy

Among Catholic religious orders in the United States that, like the U.S. church itself, are facing a national reckoning over clergy sexual abuse of children, the Claretians stand out. The Claretians operate Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3200 E. 91st St. on the Southeast Side, which was the first Mexican American Catholic congregation in Chicago, […]

Sexual Assault Awareness: April 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time dedicated to child abuse education, awareness  and  prevention. Current data from  The Centers for Disease Control  is  as follows: Sexual violence is common. More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. Nearly […]

Dating Violence: Why the Law Must be Responsive to Victims

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence[1] recently published the following disturbing statistics regarding Dating Violence : TEEN DATING VIOLENCE Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. Nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically […]