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Why “Window” Legislation  Is Important For Texans Child Sexual Abuse is a National Problem. A national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control estimates 12.3% of female rape victims and 27.8% of male rape victims were first raped when they were age 10 or younger.[1]  The fact is the majority of sexual assaults –...
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How to Recognize the Signs of Verbal and Emotional Abuse Posted on May 17, 2013   We all have friends who share with us problems they are having in relationships. When should you suggest professional help or intervention?  If they describe any of the following tactics often used by abusers: Public embarrassment including yelling, comments...
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This week, actress and animal activist Pamela Anderson disclosed during a speech  given at the Cannes Film Festival in France to  her animal rights charity—The Pamela Anderson Foundation—, the horrific  sexual abuse she suffered as a child. http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/18/showbiz/pamela-anderson-sex-abuse/. She told the audience that because of the abuse she had a hard time trusting humans  so...
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SCANDAL  “Benevolent” Bishops in Texas  Cover Up Sex Crimes for  Rev. Bruce D. MacArthur In 2012, Father Bruce Duncan MacArthur died in Clint, Texas, a small community near El Paso.  His long and  sordid  history of molesting ( by his own admission at least 30 girls) when he was working as a Catholic priest in...
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New App  Helps Texas Sexual Assault Victims and Educators  at Colleges and Universities.   This past April,  The First Report of  the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault  issued its  findings:  one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college.  In conjunction with the release of the report, the White...
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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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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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Human Trafficking: What It Is And What To Do About It The United States is ranked the third largest trafficking destination country in the world.[1] It is estimated between 14,500-17,500 persons are trafficked annually into this country.[2] Many victims are too fearful to report. What is Human Trafficking?  In essence, it is a form of...
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Bipartisan Bill to Address Campus Sexual Assaults July 31st, 2014 As reported in today’s New York Times, on Wednesday, a bipartisan group of Senators  introduced legislation designed to address the shocking number of  reported sexual assaults on college campuses across this country. The measure would require transparency for schools to make public the result of...
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