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Feelings of anxiety are common among teens, and it affects 1 in 5 young women and 1 in 10 young men, more so right now thanks to the isolating effects of COVID-19. Furthermore, LGBTQ+ teens are at an even greater risk for depression than their cisgender, heterosexual peers, with these adolescents being twice as likely...
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Photo via Pixabay by Nicolagiordano   For many domestic abuse survivors, the idea of moving brings on fear, stress, and anxiety. You may be worrying about what the future holds or fearful of your abuser’s reaction to you leaving. Financial issues are almost always a concern, especially if you have children, yet making the decision...
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For Immediate Release The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Tahira Merritt of Tahira Khan Merritt P.L.L.C has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Texas, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in...
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A man investigators say used his position in a church to hire young girls as interns and then proposition them is facing a charge of criminal solicitation of a minor, officials with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office say. Kenneth Tyler Hostin, 33, was arrested by the sheriff’s department on Aug. 19 after an underage teenager...
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A civil lawsuit seeking $10 million was filed in district court against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Holy See on behalf of parents who say their child was sexually abused by a priest at Nazareth Academy in 2018. Filed July 14 in the Houston division of the Southern District of Texas by attorneys Tahira...
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A lawsuit seeking $10 million has been filed on behalf of two parents who claim their daughter was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is calling for immediate action by church officials. “This lawsuit names the priest,...
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GALVESTON, Texas – A $10 million lawsuit has been filed against Holy See and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its Cardinal, Daniel N. DiNardo, on behalf of the parents of a child they say was sexually abused by Rev. Phi Thanh Nguyen in November 2018, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit states that Nguyen sexually...
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Originally written and posted by https://www.fox4news.com/news/attorney-says-proposed-boy-scouts-sex-abuse-settlement-still 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....
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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...
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