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Category Archive: Children’s Rights

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

Study: Antibullying Programs Aided by Parents Giving Advice

Bullying is an enormous problem across the entire world.  Bullying at school has come under particularly intense scrutiny in recent years because of all of the different ways in which it occurs.  Chronic bullying is more common than many would think.  We have even seen how children with disabilities are forced to endure bullying as Read More

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – How You Can Help

Few things are as damaging to a person’s long-term prospects in life as being abused as a child.  Child abuse is a type of harm that continually inflicts damage on its targets in some way, shape or form.  Everyone who is a member of any society should have an interest in contributing to child abuse Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness: California Ranks First in US for Number of Cases

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 437,000 people around the world were intentionally murdered in 2012.  According to the U.S. Department of State, 11,774 people worldwide were killed in terror attacks in 2015.  These are obviously troubling statistics for several reasons.  These vicious acts are universally condemned and countries across the Read More

The Cost of Child Abuse: Study Attempts to Quantify Damages

Child abuse is something that people have trouble contemplating.  That’s because it’s an act that is so damaging to the victim that it’s impossible to fully understand for most people unless they have been through it themselves.  What we do know is that all forms of child abuse can and often do lead to long-term Read More

Teen Bullying Study Reveals Troubling, Even Potentially Violent Possibilities

Bullying is a problem that has come to the forefront of the minds of many professionals who work with young people in recent years.  What used to be something that was just seen as a ‘normal’ part of growing up in the United States is now properly recognized as a serious situation when it occurs.  Read More

Children’s Rights Attorneys Begin Trial in Fresno

GTA children’s rights attorneys Allison Worden and Carli Bouslaugh begin trial in Fresno today for Carson F., a minor, who was assaulted by his assigned aide on a school bus in 2013.  At the time, Carson was a 10 year-old fourth grader with special needs.  We are bringing the case against the Clovis Unified School Read More

Chronic Bullying Epidemic? Study Says Nearly 25% of School Children Endure It

Many of us have had jobs or other daily requirements in the past that we dreaded.  Many of us also got through those situations and looked back on them with an appreciation for what we had later in life.  Adults have more of an ability to endure difficult situations because we have more experience and Read More

Sexual Abuse of a Child Allegations Lead to Involvement By Children’s Rights Lawyers

Schools are supposed to protect the safety of their students.  Teachers are at the forefront of this protection effort.  Students are taught by their parents and by schools to trust their teachers.  These influences and social norms prompt young students to believe what their teachers are telling them and to do what their teachers are Read More

Consequences of Bullying: Missouri Teen Commits Suicide

The children’s rights lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys fight every day to protect children who are bullied.  Part of our effort involves publishing articles that we hope raise the awareness of this issue.  We’ve covered several different aspects of bullying recently, including bullying studies, bullying statistics and even bullying from a worldwide perspective.  While all Read More

School Bullying: Government Report Reveals Continued Prevalence

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) is charged with compiling and reporting on data that relates to the educational system in the United States.  In recent years, school bullying has become an increasing problem across the country.  We have looked at several aspects of this troubling issue, including the bullying of students with disabilities, Read More

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