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The Science of  Dissociative Amnesia in Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases Netflix’s documentary series The Keepers investigates the mysterious 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a Catholic nun. The show has received acclaim not only for the suspenseful story but also for its subject matter. Part of the story involves a victim recovering memories of her...
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What To Say When Someone Tells You They Were Sexually Assaulted It is hard to know what to say when someone you are close to tells you they were sexually violated. Your response at that time can make a difference. Here are some thoughts to consider: Don’t judge. Survivors make an outcry when they are...
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By Michael Bettencourt On March 22, 2017  Daniel Pollack, professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and Toby G. Kleinman, a lawyer and instructor at Nova Southeastern University, have co-authored Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation: Winning in Family Court, published this year by Oxford University Press. Read More:
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How to Recognize the Signs of Verbal/Emotional Abuse 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 about physical appearance calculated to intimate or humiliate...
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Lawsuit against Moss Point School District 3/23/2017 Article: http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20131218/NEWS01/312180023/Lawsuit-says-gay-students-bullied By Tahira Khan Merritt A  lawsuit filed Tuesday against Moss Point School District in South Mississippi  claims  gay students are routinely bullied. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the  case in U.S. District Court  against  Moss Point School District, board, superintendent and the former principal of...
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Do You Know Your Rights as a Victim of Sexual Assault in Texas? If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault, would you know what your legal rights are? It is important for victims to educate themselves because the rights of victims of sex crimes vary from state to state. Under...
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Believing  Sexual Abuse Victims  Promotes Healing  In a February 19,  2014  article  from the Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140219-dont-revictimize-sexually-abused-children.ece?nclick_check=1, writers Madeline McClure and April Wilson  present an excellent  discussion of  why  child victims of  sexual abuse are often  re-victimized when they disclose their abuse. From  my own  experience as a  trial lawyer exclusively representing survivors of...
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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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