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2010-08-26 13:24:00

ENOLA, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Dr. Jackson Katz, creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, have partnered to work with football coaches across the Commonwealth to educate student-athletes on sexual violence issues regarding the Ben Roethlisberger rape allegations. Each of the state's school districts has received a series of talking points designed to help coaches talk to their players about respectful...

2010-08-24 16:56:59

Child abuse declined nationally in 2008 compared to 2007, according to a new report by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Sexual abuse declined 6 percent, physical abuse 3 percent and neglect 2 percent. The report also found that child maltreatment fatalities stayed stable from 2007 to 2008. These trends are noteworthy, according to the report's authors, because 2008 marked the first full year of the current recession, and economic downturns are...

2010-07-22 12:50:36

Child abuse is a serious problem that affects nearly one million children a year in the United States alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Department of Health and Human Services classify child abuse into four categories including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. None of these categories, however, clearly includes the abusive use of drugs on children. A study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics investigates the malicious use of...

2010-07-13 02:20:16

New research finds that a history of sexual abuse, regardless of the victim's gender or age when the abuse occurred, correlates strongly with a lifetime diagnosis of multiple psychiatric disorders. In the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings(http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/), researchers report that a history of sexual abuse is associated with suicide attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, and eating and sleep disorders. Additionally, associations...

2010-06-03 16:26:00

EDMONTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/little-warriors/survivors-speak-out-in-hopes-of-raising-awareness SOURCE Little Warriors

2010-05-26 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is urging Pennsylvanians to contact WBEB 101.1FM in Philadelphia and express their displeasure with the station's decision to deny PCAR radio advertising space for its HERO Project campaign. The station denied PCAR space because the 30-second public service announcement, urging adults to report child sexual abuse, contained the words "rape" and "sexual." WBEB's General Manager Blaise Howard offered...

2010-05-25 15:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is urging Pennsylvanians to contact WBEB 101.1FM in Philadelphia and express their displeasure with the station's decision to deny PCAR radio advertising space for its HERO Project campaign. The station denied PCAR space because the 30-second public service announcement, urging adults to report child sexual abuse, contained the words 'rape' and 'sexual.' WBEB's General Manager Blaise Howard offered...

2010-05-10 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new oral and investigative journalism book addressed to Angela Merkel, Michele Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Alessandra Mussolini and Oprah Winfrey, parents, legislators, reporters and clergy are unaware cliches of "clergy child abuse" mask violent sexual assault of children, including rape, serial rape, gang rape, prostitution, pregnancy, kids giving birth, AIDS abortions, torture and murder. The book calls for an end to all civil, criminal,...

2010-04-26 15:35:00

MARYKNOLL, N.Y., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- From the United States, Ireland, Germany, Holland, and Italy come nearly daily reports of clergy sexual abuse, and more questions about the roles and responsibilities of church leaders. Now When Values Collide: The Catholic Church, Sexual Abuse and the Challenges of Leadership by Joseph Chinnici offers an extraordinary view of the crisis, its roots and repercussions in the first book by one who had to face the crisis as one of the leaders of his...

2010-04-13 14:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vision of Hope along with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) are pleased to announce Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation as the recipient of the 2010 Vision of Hope funds. The award amount of $51,000 will assist the Foundation in developing an educational program designed specifically for practicing physicians and their providers. The multi-method...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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