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Sexual Abuse
Survey Finds Colleges and  Universities Fail to Protect  Sexual Assault Victims According to a recent survey conducted  by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) a former sex crimes prosecutor,  41 percent of institutions of higher education have not investigated a single report of sexual violence in the past five years. The survey was sent to 440 institutions...
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Survey Finds Colleges and Universities Fail to Protect Sexual Assault Victims  According to a recent survey conducted  by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), a former sex crimes prosecutor,  41 percent of institutions of higher education have not investigated a single report of sexual violence in the past five years. The survey was sent to 440 institutions...
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The Child You Save May Be Your Own: Parental Responsibility In Preventing  Sexual Exploitation in Youth Sports It’s mid-August. Children are back to school for academics, activities and athletics. Youth sports in particular can offer children valuable life lessons about team work and commitment but, as we have seen recently in the Jerry Sandusky case,...
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Why Cultural Taboos About Sexual Abuse Hurt Victims    I read with great interest earlier this week the story of  Ruzwana Bashir, an educated and accomplished  British-Pakistani woman who is the co-founder of peek.com http://www.peek.com/. Ms. Bashir, an Oxford and Harvard educated entrepreneur, recounts her story of childhood sexual abuse and the cultural obstacles and pressures...
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Global Crimes Against Children :  A Grim Report from Unicef Using data collected from 190 countries, a U.N report concluded   about 120 million girls around the world – slightly  more than one in 10 – have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20.  http://www.unicef.org/media/media_75530.html As if this finding is not grim enough,...
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  Sexual Assault Victims: Criminal vs. Civil Actions Do you know the difference between a criminal case and a civil case based on a sexual assault or sexual abuse? Each day our law firm receives calls from victims of sexual assault who confuse a criminal prosecution for sexual assault with a civil action based on...
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A Warning for our Daughters: Sexual Violence in S.T.E.M Programs   We have all seen the push from educators for girls and young women to be educated in the so-called S.T.E.M disciplines(science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Our girls are promised well paying “jobs of the future” if they embark on S.T.E.M careers. However, there is...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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