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California Child Sexual Assault Laws

Child Sexual Assault and AB 218—Code of Civil Procedure 340.1 This article will provide a background and outline some important facets of the new law AB 218 from the experienced California child sexual abuse lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys. In 2002, the California Legislature passed childhood sexual abuse legislation Senate Bill No. 1779 creating a …

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How Many Sexual Abuse Cases Have Occurred in the Boy Scouts of America

Thousands. Going back as far as the 1920s, official investigations have revealed that thousands of Boy Scouts suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Boy Scout leaders and volunteers and that the Boy Scouts of America itself covered up many of these cases. If you are a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of …

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How Does Sexual Abuse Affect Adulthood?

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse face significant mental health and behavioral challenges in adulthood. Here, we discuss some of those challenges, and the avenues available to sexual abuse survivors seeking compensation from their abusers. [lwptoc] What Research Tells Us About the Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse Researchers have long studied the effects of childhood sexual …

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Causes of Cyberbullying: Study Traces Online Bullying to In-Person Contact

The prevalence of cyberbullying has exploded in recent years. With new mediums and modes of communication come new opportunities for people to suffer through mistreatment. People can make use of social media, texting, message boards and video sharing among other things to humiliate and harm others. To date, most people who have looked at cyberbullying …

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Successfully Implementing a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Anyone in a position of leadership at an organization or institution that deals directly with children—be it concerned with education, health care, sports and recreation, arts, or community outreach—understands the critical importance of having a robust and effective child abuse prevention policy. A successful policy keeps children safe not just while they are in the …

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