Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse by Nicole Matthews-Creech & Robin L. O’Grady

I am reposting this article for several reasons.  However, my main focus is on the timeline.  The first allegations against Sandusky were in 1998 and yet, the first charges were not brought until 2011.  During that time Sandusky acquired more victims, and his original victim suffered even more.  The reason the delay in charges occurred... Continue Reading →

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RePosting: Pinwheels for Prevention article by Susan Schrock (Star Telegram Article)

TCU pinwheel display represents 5,689 confirmed child abuse cases BY SUSAN SCHROCK  Apr. 07, 2014  sschrock@star-telegram.com  Alliance for Children’s Kids Crew Volunteer Stacey Main FORT WORTH — One night nearly a year ago, Marcus Figueroa called 911, covered in blood and desperate for help after he was repeatedly stabbed.  Marcus, then 12, survived. His mother,... Continue Reading →

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) What is a CASA:  In some states Court Appointed Child Advocates are referred to as CASA, and in others as GAL  (Guardian Ad Litem).  CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened... Continue Reading →

Exploitation should not be legalized

     In the following article, you will find Nicholas Kristof’s comment, a statement from Sex Trafficking Survivors United (STSU) against Amnesty International’s proposal on legalizing commercial sex, Amnesty International’s Overview of this Policy, and a link a pdf explanation of  the Nordic Model.   April is Child Abuse Prevention Month-Wear Blue to show your support.... Continue Reading →

50 States Plus celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Here is a list of news items and events from the 50 United States of America and Washington D.C.  Putting Political differences aside and putting our children first! Presidential Proclamationhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/31/presidential-proclamation-national-child-abuse-prevention-month-2014Alabamahttp://www.elmoreco.org/Default.asp?ID=194&pg=The+County+Line&action=view&aid=896&title=The+County+Line+3-21-2014Alaskahttp://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/full-proclamation.html?pr=6735Arizonahttp://www.pcaaz.org/Arkansashttp://www.cacbentonco.com/events/pinwheels-for-prevention/Californiahttp://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/news/ci_25364590/april-child-abuse-prevention-monthColoradohttp://jeffco.us/human-services/news/2014/april-is-national-child-abuse-prevention-month/Connecticuthttp://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2565&Q=412454Delawarehttp://helplinedelmor.org/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-and-child-abuse-prevention-month/Floridahttp://laurenskids.org/2014walk/Georgiahttp://www.wsfa.com/story/25110827/casa-seeks-volunteers-national-child-abuse-prevention-monthHawaiihttp://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25102973/prevent-child-abuse-hawaiis-7th-annual-pinwheels-for-prevention-plantingIdahohttp://idahochildrenstrustfund.idaho.gov/preventionmontharchives.aspIllinoishttp://quincyjournal.com/above-the-fold/2014/04/01/transitions-recognizes-child-abuse-prevention-month/Indianahttp://www.rushvillerepublican.com/local/x1387899529/Pinwheels-for-Prevention-coming-to-RushvilleIowahttps://twitter.com/PCAIowaKansashttp://www.preventchildabusekc.org/wearblue.htmlKentuckyhttp://www.pcaky.org/child_abuse_prevention_month.htmlLouisianahttp://www.marforres.marines.mil/MarineReserveNewsPhotos/MarineReserveNews/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/7930/Article/160824/april-is-national-child-abuse-prevention-month.aspxMainehttp://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-03-10/group-seeking-prevent-child-abuse-needs-new-volunteersMarylandhttp://collegepark.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/april-is-child-abuse-prevention-month_d82bc885Massachusettshttp://www.kempe.org/capmMichiganhttp://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/03/paint_our_town_blue_campaign_k.htmlMinnesotahttp://www.pcamn.org/Mississippihttp://www.wjtv.com/story/25132853/pinwheels-for-prevention-brings-attention-to-child-abuse-prevention-monthMissourihttp://missourikidsfirst.org/Montanahttp://www.helenaevents.net/04/15/2014/child-abuse-prevention-month-press-conference/Nebraskahttp://www.nebraskachildren.org/news.htmlNevadahttp://nic.unlv.edu/pcan/pinwheels_for_prevention.htmlNew Hampshirehttp://www.berlindailysun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49205:we-all-have-a-role-to-play-in-ending-child-abuse&catid=118&Itemid=456New Jerseyhttp://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/newark_child_abuse_center_to_host_two-day_summit.htmlNew Mexicohttp://www.youthshelters.org/newsevents.phpNew York  First in a five-part serieshttp://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/article_7fe65c58-b888-11e3-aee0-0019bb2963f4.htmlNorth Carolinahttp://ciechs.ccs.k12.nc.us/files/2014/03/Not-on-My-Watch-Know-the-Dangers-of-Child-Sex-Trafficking-Poster.pdfNorth Dakotahttp://www.stopchildabusend.com/Ohiohttp://www.franklincountyohio.gov/children_services/Oklahomahttp://www.woodwardnews.net/local/x542466115/Blue-ribbons-focus-on-child-abuse-preventionOregonhttp://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/03/childrens_center_seeking_volun.htmlPennsylvaniahttp://www.pa-fsa.org/about_child_abuse__neglect/child_abuse_prevention_month.aspxRhode Islandhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevent-Child-Abuse-Rhode-Island/50202248750?hc_location=timelineSouth Carolinahttp://www.counton2.com/story/25128914/craven-county-kicks-off-child-abuse-prevention-monthSouth Dakotahttp://www.americanclarion.com/child-abuse-prevention-month-south-dakota-5335Tennesseehttp://www.pcat.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Child-Abuse-Prevention-Month-Toolkit-PCAT.pdfTexashttp://www.texprotects.org/site/PageServerUtahhttp://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598411/Senators-share-personal-stories-of-abuse-during-debate-of-bill.html?pg=allVermonthttp://www.pcavt.org/events.htmlVirginiahttp://pcav.org/child-abuse-prevention-month/Washingtonhttp://www.thurstontalk.com/2014/04/01/blue-pinwheels-capitol/Washington D.C.https://www.facebook.com/MMACAmarchesWest Virginiahttp://www.preventchildabusewv.org/capmonth.htmlWisconsinhttp://womenscommunity.org/saam2014.htmlWyominghttp://pcawy.org/pinwheels-for-prevention/ 

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