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Signs of Sexual Trauma in Children: Red Flags Statistics about sexual assault of children from the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization are shocking. According to RAINN: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12. 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault; 7% of...
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Campus Rape : Victim Blaming   One in five women is sexually assaulted in college, but only about 12 percent report the sexual assault to police. Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced  Title IX investigations of 86 schools suspected of denying students their equal right to education by inadequately handling sexual-violence complaints; if found in violation, each school runs the risk of financial penalties, including having its federal funding revoked....
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Fewer than half of college students accused of sexual assault are found responsible for the offense, according to a higher education insurance company’s study of claims. Accused students were found responsible for sexual assault in 45 percent of the cases, according to a study released this week by United Educators, which provides liability insurance and risk management for colleges and universities. The accused were found not responsible in 25 percent...
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Sexual Violence: Healing Trauma with Yoga? We have previously posted blogs from our guest blogger  Susan Austin about the benefits of  Yoga its breathing and meditation techniques  in order to reduce stress.  But, can this ancient practice really help victims of sexual violence? A recent interview by Jeremy Hobson in Here & Now’  with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatrist and renowned trauma expert and author of  “The...
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