Eliminating the Statute of Limitations

Posted onCategoriesFeatured News Stories, New York 2017 Child Victims Act, New York Clergy Sex Abuse, Resources, Syracuse Diocese Sex Abuse

The effects of child sexual abuse last a lifetime – So why don’t victim’s rights? The laws regarding the current statute of limitations, which give a sex abuse victim a certain amount of time to pursue justice, continue to protect predators and the institutions that enable the predator’s actions. In almost every state in the country, this Read More …

Talking to Your Kids About Sex Abuse Safety

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How To Talk About Sexual Abuse Safety Did you know that most children never report sexual abuse while it’s happening? If you think that’s crazy, think about this: Most sexual abusers are someone known and trusted by your family, not a stranger. The combination of a trusted family member or friend creating feelings of emotional Read More …

Prevention Guide for Youth Organizations

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How Can Your Organization Prevent Sexual Abuse? Youth organizations should schedule regular self-assessments to identify any faults or weaknesses in their sexual abuse prevention program. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a downloadable guide to help organizations adopt or adapt their prevention strategies. You can download the CDC’s guide here: The Read More …

Jancy Thompson Part 2: Putting the Pieces Together

Posted on1 CommentCategoriesCoaching Molestation, Featured News Stories, Recovering from Child Molestation, Resources

Jancy Thompson spoke with Keep Kids Safe about her experience uncovering memories of sexual abuse while under the instruction of swim coach Norm Havercroft. Part of a two-part series, the beginning of Jancy’s interview can be found here: Jancy Thompson: Repressing My Memories Wasn’t a Choice. Imagine Your Memories As An immense jigsaw puzzle, with Read More …

Jancy Thompson: Repressing My Memories Wasn’t a Choice

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For as long as she could remember, Jancy Thompson had lived with a weird, unusually off feeling: A sense of discomfort she could never quite put her finger on, Jancy constantly experienced the urge to go tell someone something. But what that “something” was, she didn’t yet fully understand. Jancy best describes her distress as Read More …

Fighting traumatic stress

Would You Take 20 Years Off Your Child’s Life?

Posted onCategoriesFeatured News Stories, Latest Research into the Impact of Sex Abuse on Kids, Resources

Since the mid-nineties, scientists have been studying something that might be in every household. Children exposed to it suffer from a dramatically increased risk for seven out of ten leading causes of death. It can affect a child’s brain development, immune system, hormonal system and even the transcription of a child’s DNA. These effects occur both Read More …

New York Sex Abuse Victim Kevin Braney

Posted onCategoriesAdvocacy, Clergy & Church Molestations, Featured News Stories, Recovering from Child Molestation, Resources

Kevin Braney was a victim of clergy sexual abuse at the age of 15. The Diocese of Syracuse refuses to compensate Braney for the harm caused even though the Vatican found Braney’s accusations and abuse “credible”. The story of his abusers can be read about here.  When Mental Anguish Starts as Physical Pain Kevin Braney started Read More …