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Child abuse scandals at the heart of the Catholic Church

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The UN denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for failing to stamp out child abuse, and called on the Church to remove all clergy suspected of raping or molesting children. The following are paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in recent years: - Canada: The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland was closed in 1990 after it ... Read More »

An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow

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(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about ... Read More »

Sexual abuse prevention push in Legislature

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CONCORD — In an effort to empower school-age children to recognize the signs of sexual abuse — and to break the silence surrounding it — Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, is introducing a bill today to establish a commission to study sexual abuse prevention education from kindergarten through Grade 12. Senate Bill 348 will bring together parents, educators, representatives of state ... Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse at Mormon Youth Camp

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The Roman Catholic Church has deservedly received a great deal of negative media coverage concerning the worldwide sex abuse scandal.  The Church, however, doesn’t have a monopoly of clergy and staff molesting children and youths.  The Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) has a huge problem yet disclaims responsibility since it has a lest centralized, feudal hierarchy.   Bob Felton at Civil Commotion frequently ... Read More »

Study highlights correlation between domestic violence and crime

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — Bahamians cannot continue to ‘bury their heads in the sand’ when it comes to reporting domestic violence as the country’s crime problems will not be solved until the problem of domestic violence is solved, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin said recently. “To put it bluntly, many of the young males paraded before ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Is More Common Than You Realize

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Many people don’ t realize that they’re victims of domestic violence because they don’ t understand the sometimes insidious form that domestic violence takes. While physical abuse is what one initially associates with the term, emotional and financial abuse can also be violent acts. As SmolenPlevy co-founding Principal Alan Plevy explains, “Domestic violence crosses all boundaries—rich, middle class, poor, female ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’

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Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Preventing Sexual Child Abuse

Preventing Sexual Child Abuse What can I do to prevent my child from being sexually abused – The following are things parents can do based on a child’s age: (Source: http://www.aap.org/publiced/BR_SexAbuse.htm) 18 months – 3 years Teach your child which body parts are private (parts covered by a bathing suit). Also, teach your child the proper names of those parts ... Read More »

Tactics and Behaviours of a Child Molester – Abuser

Tactics and Behaviours of a Child Molester – Abuser Definition of Sexual Abuse: Non-Contact Forced to watch sexual acts Forced to listen to sexual talk, including comments, tapes, and obscene phone calls Sexually explicit material such as videos, DVDs, magazines, photographs, etc.; can be in-person, on the computer via e-mails, and otherwise through the Internet Forced to look at sexual ... Read More »

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Internet Sex Offenders

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Internet Sex Offenders Internet Sex Offenders Internet sex offenders typically start exploiting in a very non-threatening way, “luring” children and youth to reveal personal details about themselves and family members. Internet offenders are definitely on the rise. A U.S. study surveying a nationally representative sample of 1,501 children/youth aged 10-17 who regularly use the ... Read More »