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Common Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The sexual abuse of a child is one of the most heinous crimes that someone can commit, and unfortunately, it’s more common than many of us realize. If your child has been sexually abused—whether by a teacher, family member, or stranger—you should take immediate action to hold the abuser accountable and prevent any further abuse Read More

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 child sexual abuse lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys. In 2002, the California Legislature passed childhood sexual abuse legislation Senate Bill No. 1779 creating a one-year Read More

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 Read More

Long Term Effects From Childhood Sexual Assault

8 Common Lasting Effects Whether you are a parent or a guardian who has learned your child has been sexually abused, or you are an adult survivor, you need to have a clear understanding of the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. Children who have experienced sexual abuse are at increased risk for a variety Read More

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. What Research Tells Us About the Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse Researchers have long studied the effects of childhood sexual abuse Read More

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 Read More

What Is Child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual abuse is a broad umbrella term that includes any sexual interaction between a child and an adult, or another child. Child sexual abuse can refer to touching and non-touching behaviors. Movies, books, magazines, and society in general often depict child sexual abuse as male perpetrators victimizing young girls, particularly in poorer communities. This Read More

How to Report Sexual Abuse

Most people believe they would try to do the right thing if confronted with evidence of a vulnerable person being victimized. But when it comes to reporting suspected sexual abuse of a child, elderly person, or another vulnerable member of the population, even the best of intentions collide with the difficulty of not knowing where Read More

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 Read More

What Are the Signs of Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is a heinous crime and a violation of a person’s most basic human rights. But would you know how to spot sexual abuse if it was happening to someone close to you? It may surprise you to learn that identifying the signs of sexual abuse is not as straightforward as one might think. Read More

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