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Sexual Abuse

Child abuse including emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse are continued major concerns in protecting our children and our future. This abuse effects all areas of our lives even when one is not exposed personally. As many as one out of three girls and one out of five boys is victimized in some way. This means that many of your friends and relatives are victims of abuse. Your efforts to protect children are important.

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

Published Online Wed, 11 Nov 2011 22:46:00 Tonight Penn State Board of Trustees made a “rush to judgment“ according to some media sources regarding the ongoing sex abuse scandal at the university.  Coach Paterno was removed and dismissed as athletic...

Child abuse, neglect can trigger permanent brain damage

December 14, 2000 Web posted at: 3:41 PM EST (2041 GMT) By Troy Goodman CNN.com Health Writer (CNN) — Child abuse and neglect can “rewire” the nascent brain, scientists have found, which may lead to psychological problems throughout adulthood....

Sexual Abuse Evaluation

The evaluation of child sexual abuse is to determine whether abuse has occurred and if the child needs treatment for medical or emotional problems. The evaluator and the child’s or adolescent’s therapist should be two different individuals.

Child Sexual Abuse: Evaluation and Outcomes

Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Outcomes of Child Sexual Abuse Jessica Smith  Penn State College of Medicine March 2002   Definition: “Sexual abuse of children refers to sexual behavior between a child and an adult or between two children when one of them is...