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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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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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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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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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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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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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TITLE IX VIOLATIONS:  SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG December 11, 2014 Federal Investigators today found Southern Methodist University in violation of Title IX by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights(OCR) for “failing to promptly and equitably” respond to reports of sexual assault, harassment and retaliation. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/smu-found-in-violation-of-title-ix-agrees-to-resolution-with-u-s-department-of-education.html/ What is Title...
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Signs of Sexual Trauma in Children: Red Flags Statistics about sexual assault of children from the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization are shocking. According to RAINN: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12. 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than...
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Campus Rape : Victim Blaming   One in five women is sexually assaulted in college, but only about 12 percent report the sexual assault to police. Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced  Title IX investigations of 86 schools suspected of denying students their equal right to education by inadequately handling sexual-violence complaints; if found...
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