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Sexual Abuse

The Purple Ribbon

With the month of October well underway, most of us have already seen a pink ribbon or two celebrating breast cancer awareness month. Keep your eye out for purple ribbons, and sport your own, as October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is not just physical violence….. Domestic violence includes physical violence, sexual violenc...

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Back to School…Smartphone Apps Help to Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Studies show that about one in five women is a survivor of attempted or completed sexual violence while in college. Among college women, 9 in 10 victims of rape and sexual assault knew their offender. Additionally, a substantial number of men experience sexual violence during college. In response to the 2011 "Apps Against Abuse" challenge, several new apps are available...

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Erin's Law

Child sexual abuse is an ugly topic many would rather avoid. The sad truth is that children of every demographic (gender, age, race, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and family structure) are at risk. 1 There are an estimated thirty-nine million survivors of sexual abuse in the United States; three million of those are children. Those who abuse children are usually...

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