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Sexual exploitation
LESS TALK, MORE ACTION: ARE THE POPE’S WORDS HOLLOW?   Yesterday, Pope Francis promised Catholic Bishops “will be held accountable” for failing to protect children from sexual abuse. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/world/pope-clerical-sex-abuse/index.html?sr=fb070714popescandalVODtoplink).   Acknowledged by some as the Pope’s strongest statement yet of what abuse victims and their advocates have been saying for decades: that Catholic Bishops who...
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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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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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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...
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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. http://www.susanaustinyoga.com/home.html.  But, can this ancient practice really help victims of sexual violence? A recent interview by Jeremy Hobson in Here & Now’  with...
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