News | Topic: Sexual Abuse
Mar 19, 2020
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely To Bully, Commit Sexual Violence
Coping mechanisms that help adolescents thrive and do well, even in the face of stress and adversity, are important to preventing interpersonal violence. Read the article here.
Mar 11, 2020
Gay Lesbian Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse
Overall, LGBQ teens face roughly twice the risk of physical violence compared with straight youth, the surveys revealed. Read the article here.
Feb 19, 2020
What Parents Need To Know About Sexual Grooming
Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help to protect your child. Read the article here.
Dec 20, 2019
Dangers Of Second-Hand Drinking: Teen Drinkers At High Risk Of Assault And Sexual Harassment
More than 70 percent of teenage girls who are risky drinkers report unwanted sexual attention from other drinkers. Read the article here.
Dec 17, 2019
When 6th Graders Can Access Rape Porn On Their Smartphones, School Becomes Toxic
No 11-year-old should have to deal with, or even know, about things like this. Read the article here.
Nov 11, 2019
Admissions To ER’s For Adolescent Sexual Abuse Have More Than Doubled
From 2010 to 2016, emergency department admissions for confirmed adolescent sexual abuse in the U.S. doubled, even as rates of child sexual abuse have steadily declined for decades. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2019
Katie Couric’s New Podcast: Teens’ Easy Access To Hardcore Porn Could Hurt Them… Literally
Katie Couric wanted to know why one in four women are scared during sex. Her short answer: porn. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2019
School Suspends Teens For Rape-Awareness Note, Calls It Bullying
A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Read the report here.
Oct 10, 2019
Teens Tried To Catch Man Trying To Solicit Girls For Sex. He Kidnapped One Of Them.
The 17-year-old victim was rescued after she messaged her friends for help, who then called police. Read the story here.
Sep 17, 2019
Many U.S. Women Say First Sexual Experience Was Forced In Teens
The study’s results suggest that for 1 in 16 American women — or 3 million — the first sexual encounter was not voluntary. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2019
Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant
Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.
Jun 18, 2019
Teen Vogue Encourages Children To Explore Prostitution As A Career
On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng. Read a response to that article and access the original here.
Mar 14, 2019
5 Body Safety Rules Every 5-Year-Old Should Know
It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Read the article here.
Mar 1, 2019
Is “After” The New “50 Shades of Grey” For Kids?
The movie “After” is coming to the big screen, originally written online as a Harry Styles fan fiction series. Read more about the movie here.
Jan 24, 2019
Penn State Updates Course On Drinking And Sexual Violence, Aiming To Keep Students ‘Safe & Aware’
Penn State recently revamped its online course for incoming freshmen. Students learn about alcohol safety and sexual violence. Read the article here.
Dec 13, 2018
Young Aussies Taught To Properly Ask For Consent In Sex-Ed Ad
A new sex-education ad being rolled out across NSW aims to teach young people how to properly ask for and recognize consent. Read the article and view the video here.
Jul 31, 2018
Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors
Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. Read the article here.
Jun 6, 2018
The Sin Of Silence: The Epidemic Of Denial About Sexual Abuse In The Evangelical Church
From the article in The Washington Post:
“So many Christian churches in the United States do so much good — nourishing the soul, comforting the sick, providing services, counseling congregants, teaching Jesus’s example, and even working to fight sexual abuse and harassment. But like in any community of faith, there is also sin — often silenced, ignored and denied — and it is much more common than many want to believe. It has often led to failures by evangelicals to report sexual abuse, respond appropriately to victims and change the institutional cultures that enabled the abuse in the first place.”
Read the rest of the article here.
May 7, 2018
Sexual abuse is a serious problem, both in North America and all around the world. Read the blog post from Jim Burns of HomeWord here.
Apr 25, 2018
I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe
Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.