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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Lawyer for your Sexual Abuse Case Hiring an attorney for a potential civil case can be a daunting task for many survivors. As victims of sexual assault who were so badly violated and betrayed their trust issues with authority figures are understandable.  They often are wary not only of lawyers but of the legal system as well.  Nevertheless, they must hire a lawyer but...
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New Study Links Traumatic Stress to Molecular  DNA Damage A study published recently Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics  concluded that  traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, but psychotherapy may heal it. Prior research studies had established an association between traumatic stress and an increased risk for numerous diseases, including cancer.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/284410.php. This new  study has important implications for the treatment of PTSD in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Injuries for victims of...
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Bystander Intervention: What is It and Why it is Necessary to Prevent Sexual  Violence If you’re a college student was at a party and saw someone making unwanted sexual advances toward another student who was intoxicated, would he intervene?  What about in response to rape joke or a sexually explicit photo or video of a classmate posted on social media?  For the first time, sexual violence prevention strategies including “bystander...
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Former Priest Sentenced to 30 years for Sexual Assault While Serving 60 years In  Murder-For-Hire Plot One of our previous cases was in the news again this week. Former Catholic priest John Fiala was sentenced on Tuesday, December 2, 2014  to 30 years in prison for having sexually abused a teenage boy, his own parishioner, my former client.  Fiala is already serving 60 years for solicitation of capital murder of...
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