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Advocate Training

The NCADV and Battered Mothers Custody Conference will sponsor an advocate training designed to help protective mothers. The training will occur on Friday, May 9 at George Washington University Law School from 10 AM-4 PM. The law school is located at 20th and H St. NW in Washington, DC.

Advocate Training
posted on: Apr 22, 2014 | author: admin

Suspect Arrested

A Dutch media outlet is reporting a man has been arrested in connection with the online extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd, who killed herself after being bullied.

A 35-year-old man was taken into custody in January and is facing a range of child pornography charges for allegedly luring young women around the world into performing sex acts on webcam and then blackmailing them, reported Omroep Brabant.

Suspect Arrested
posted on: Apr 17, 2014 | author: admin

Revenge Porn

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve likely heard about “revenge porn,” which Wikipedia defines as “sexually explicit pictures, video or other media that is publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual. Revenge porn is typically uploaded by ex-partners or hackers.”

But in many states, including New York, it is not a crime.

Should it be?

Revenge Porn
posted on: Apr 9, 2014 | author: admin

Family Reunion

KSL Utah bring us a sad story with a happy ending.

A family of nine will hopefully become a family of 17, and a horrific story of child abuse will soon have a happy ending.

Last week in Tampa, Florida, Jamie Hicks was arrested on charges of abusing her eight children. The story hit extremely close to home for Jennifer Gossard and her family. Jamie Hicks used to live in Utah and was charged with neglecting three of her other children 18 years ago, and Gossard adopted all of them.

Family Reunion
posted on: Apr 8, 2014 | author: admin

Rape Me

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. The “War on Drugs” was huge, and Kurt Cobain became a sort of poster child for why drugs were bad. This scruffy, long-haired guy screaming songs about drugs, sex, mental illness and rage epitomized everything wrong with a generation.

But does the answer have more to do with Generation X being the first generation to come of age with an unprecedented belief in equality and an understanding that child abuse was wrong, but still entrapped in a world where no one was protecting them.

Rape Me
posted on: Apr 5, 2014 | author: admin

Victim Victory!

In a move reflecting the massive change from a church in crisis to a church where a “humble, people’s pope takes world by storm,” Cardinal Dolan this morning announced his support for a the Child Victims Act (A1771A).

The Child Victims Act, brought forward by victims of child sexual abuse and their advocates, was blocked over the last 10 years by the Roman Catholic Church who have invested millions of dollars through lobbyists over the years to protect their secrets.

Read how this important change may affect this years legislation in Albany.

Victim Victory!
posted on: Apr 1, 2014 | author: admin

Safe Child Act

The health and safety of children must be the first priority

The thrust of our Safe Child Act is that courts must make the health and safety of children the first priority in any decision about child custody and visitation. Although there is a long history of society treating children like property, it is hard to imagine that any other consideration could take precedence in the 21st century. What could courts possibly be thinking when they place children in jeopardy in order to accomplish objectives that are far less important?

Safe Child Act
posted on: Mar 29, 2014 | author: admin

Verizon Porn

As an incest survivor I am especially outraged and insulted that the broadband and telecommunications giant Verizon, a company outspoken about its intolerance of domestic violence, defends allowing porn with themes of incest and pedophilia. Verizon’s FiOS video on-demand service is negligently showing hard-core pay-per-view illegal themed porn with inadequate filtering on it’s cable, internet, wireless service, smartphones and tablets. Providing this type of dangerous pornography sanctions it’s existence.

Verizon Porn
posted on: Mar 26, 2014 | author: admin

College Flu

“A girl has roughly the same chance of being sexually assaulted during college as she does of getting the flu.”

In February Soraya Chemaly wrote this in the Huffington Post. Even as someone who talks about rape, its prevalence and its devastating impact on survivors every day Andrew Willis found this comparison jarring. Here’s what he thinks we need to do right now to change this.

College Flu
posted on: Mar 26, 2014 | author: admin

Abused Senators

Child sexual abuse (CSA) won’t disappear until all of us talk about it in every facet of our society. Completely eliminating child sexual abuse is a noble, essential goal- the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study shows us how much this crime costs in terms of health, lost potential and money. However, insisting that every child learn something about CSA in school, unless their parents don’t want them to, and changing nothing else won’t fix the problem.

Melanie Blow comments on prevention efforts in Utah.

Abused Senators
posted on: Mar 25, 2014 | author: admin

Royal Discipline

Britain’s Daily Express reports that Prince George will never be smacked by his new Spanish nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo – her training forbids it.

Norland College, the Bath-based elite institute that taught the 43-year-old, believes “a child is never naughty” and would strike off any graduate who used physical punishment, an expert revealed yesterday. Writer Louise Heren, who co-wrote a book about Norland nannies and spent a year at the college making a TV documentary, said yesterday: “They will never ever smack. They will be struck off if they do. A child is never naughty but the behaviour is.”

posted on: Mar 24, 2014 | author: admin

Judge Loses

Have you heard about this child abuse case, where a Texas Family Judge repeatedly beat his daughter with a belt under the guise of discipline? His daughter, Hillary Adams, posted a video of the assault that went viral and made national news. Judge Adams received a year paid leave only to be reinstated to the bench. The recent news is he ran for re-election and lost, but by an astonishing close margin.

47% of voters supported him!

Robbyn Peters Bennett asks do we want to defend spanking or do we want to defend children from violence?

Judge Loses
posted on: Mar 22, 2014 | author: admin

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