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How to Heal From Sexual Abuse

For many years, sexual abuse wasn’t something that was often talked about. Far too often, victims chose not to come forward, and those who did were often met with disbelief, or worse, victim-blaming. But finally, the climate is beginning to change. With the rise of the #MeToo movement and more and more victims speaking up, Read More

Rideshare Sexual Assaults

For the year of 2018 alone, Uber drivers made 3,045 reports of sexual assaults in the United States.  On December 5, 2019, the New York Times published an article about the recent safety report done by Uber Technologies.  It is important to be informed about the statistics of ride-share assaults, tips on how to protect Read More

Why is It So Important to Be Alert to Behavioral Indicators of Seuxal Abuse?

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents and caregivers is recognizing signs that a child has been a victim of sexual abuse, or that they are currently being sexually abused. As we are accustomed to children acting out, and may miss signals they are sending us. Parents and caregivers should be aware that statistically, Read More

which of the following is a reason victims often fail to report sexual abuse?

After several decades of public allegations, child sexual abuse scandals are still difficult to look at and hard to understand. The legal system has yet to confirm how many children were affected by institutionalized sexual abuse traditions. Brave adults continue telling their previously hidden stories of long-term sexual abuse. The public has heard thousands of Read More

What is Defined as Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is an enormous problem in our society. Victims may experience shock or disbelief. Long-term symptoms include fear, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Still, rape and sexual assault are not always taken as seriously as they should be in the criminal justice system. For too long, victims of these crimes have suffered in silence Read More

Listen to Trial Files: Where Real Personal Injury Survivors Talk to Their Real Trial Lawyers on Apple Podcasts

GTA Podcast has launched a new podcast, Trial Files: Real Personal Injury Survivors Talk To Their Real Personal Injury Lawyers. Personal injury survivors join Gomez Trial Attorneys’ Founder and CEO John Gomez to share their stories. They talk about the harms they suffered, working with attorneys, the emotional toll of the litigation process, their results Read More

what percentage of sexual abuse is committed by someone the victim knows?

Victims Generally Know Their Abuser. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women, and one in 71 men will be raped during their lives. Unfortunately, victims of sexual assault know their attacker in approximately eight out of 10 cases. When a child is the victim of sexual abuse, the rates are Read More

How to Help Victims of Sexual Abuse

by John Gomez, Allison Worden, and Max Halpern With today’s statistics on sexual abuse, it is important to know how you can support loved ones who have endured abuse. In this blog, we’d like to share some of what we’ve learned during our years of working as San Diego sexual abuse lawyers. Common Victim Reactions Read More

Four Ways To Prevent Sexual Abuse

Someone is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds in America. One of six American women is the victim of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes. About 3 percent of American men are the victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes. These statistics are tragic, but thankfully a number of resources are available for Read More

Mandatory Reporting of Child Sex Abuse

Am I legally required to report child sex abuse? Under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), mandatory reporters include teachers, foster parents, social workers, peace officers, doctors and nurses, athletic coaches, and many more. Penal Code sections 11166 and 11165.7 require a report when the mandated reporter, while in his or her professional Read More

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