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2012-06-20 10:22:34

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Foundation for Women Child Sexual Abuse Expert Monique Hoeflinger is available for comment on the implications of the Sandusky trial and verdict. About Child Sexual Abuse Expert Monique Hoeflinger: As the Senior Program Officer for Safety at the Ms. Foundation, Monique Hoeflinger manages grantmaking and programmatic initiatives focused on ending child sexual abuse. Prior to joining the Ms. Foundation, Monique worked for more than 10...

2012-06-14 23:00:32

The Diana Screen is the only one effective, scientifically validated screening assessment tool that identifies those who pose a sexual abuse threat to children and youth. The screen is named for a young girl who was sexually abused in foster care. Although eventually adopted by a loving, nurturing family, the anguish she suffered never went away and eventually Diana ended her own life. Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 SingleSource Services Corporation, a national background...

2012-06-14 06:24:18

Gov. Corbett Proclaims June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the June 15 observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is reminding the public of the many forms that abuse can take and the ways in which concerned residents can report suspected abuse and neglect. "Elder abuse is a growing problem throughout the state, country and world," said Secretary of Aging Brian Duke....

2012-06-07 14:21:43

From Leading National Foundation Working to End Child Sexual Abuse NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Ms. Foundation for Women: 1. Include credible child sexual abuse experts in your coverage. Although the child sexual abuse prevention movement is nascent, there are a number of local and national organizations using different approaches to prevent child abuse and work with survivors. The Ms. Foundation for Women, one...

2012-05-24 19:33:29

A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse. Researchers at Queen's University Belfast pioneered the intervention in conjunction with the international NGO, World Vision as part of a wider program to treat psychological distress in child victims of war and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eastern Congo has the world's highest rate of sexual violence. Known as 'the rape...

2012-05-23 23:01:00

According to court documents, on May 2nd, 2012, a mother and her daughter filed a lawsuit in Florida Southern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv14151) alleging that Lake Country Elementary's after-care program employee, Maria Gonzalez, gave her husband, Orestes Gonzalez, unsupervised access to children during which he sexually abused the 10-year-old girl. Molestation lawsuits encompass a broad range of circumstances including criminal charges filed on the behalf of a molested child. The...

2012-05-07 06:26:52

CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created Caring for Every Child's Mental Health awareness day back in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health. This year, the awareness day is being held on May 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "A lot of our residents have suffered from developmental trauma during childhood," said Kim Dennis MD, medical...

2012-05-01 23:01:42

National background screening company chief executive officer Don Dymer supports Florida Governor Rick Scott signing into law a bill that goes into effect October 1,2012, requiring anyone to report known or suspected cases of child sex abuse. Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Jacksonville Beach, Florida: Speaking from his office, Donald J. Dymer, chief executive officer of SingleSource Services background screening corporation and sponsor of the Protect the Children Conference...

2012-04-26 23:00:04

A Guide for Survivors Who Want to be "Prey No Longer" Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 “Prey No Longer” is the title of the new book by Shari Karney, Esq., and the contents tell the reader how to be “prey no longer” from sexual abusers. Melissa Gilbert, currently on this season's Dancing with the Stars, played Shari Karney in the TV Movie, Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story, says, "Shari shows readers, step-by-step, how to escape from the grip of a sexual...

Physical Abuse May Raise Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2012-04-24 11:37:48

Adults who were physically abused during childhood are more likely than their non-abused peers to have suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, published online this month in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , found that approximately one-third of adults who were physically abused in childhood had seriously considered taking their own life. These rates were five times higher than adults who were not physically abused in...