Sexual abuse in North Carolina churches continues to haunt victims. Just last July, a survivor of clergy abuse called for more transparency within the Charlotte Catholic Diocese. He told reporters that he was still traumatized 22 years after a priest touched him in 1996 during the sacrament of confession. Although he claims to have alerted
Can Your Clothes Protect You From Sexual Harassment?
How many times have you heard this type of comment being directed at you or a female friend? Unfortunately, when conversations about sexual harassment or assault occur, the topic of the victim’s attire nearly always comes up. The concept that your clothing can invite or deter sexual harassment is widespread and persistent. For example: Nearly
Another Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Scandal Comes To Light
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the country. It was founded in 1910 to train young people in responsible citizenship through educational programs and outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Since then, an estimated 110 million people have participated in BSA programs, and now many of them
Preventing Sexual Assault at Your Child’s School
With sexual assaults occurring with disturbing frequency, parents across North Carolina are sounding the alarm: some schools provide sexual predators an ideal way to perpetrate their crimes. Are your child’s teacher, principal, staff, and school board doing enough to protect your child? Sexual Assaults on the Rise It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. According to the
Who is Responsible if You Are Sexually Assaulted in the Hospital?
Preventing Danger to Vulnerable Patients Above all, when you are a patient, your healthcare provider must keep you safe. When you or your family member stays in a hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, memory loss clinic, or rehabilitation facility, you expect protection. In fact, in many cases, you entered the facility in the first