This month is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It serves as a reminder of the important role that families and communities can play in protecting children from abuse, including sexual abuse.
One would hope that, in all professions, the workplace culture would be such that everyone in the field would feel safe and respected. Unfortunately, some fields have a culture that strays very far from this. A recent survey raises concerns that economics may be one such profession.
Recovery from sexual abuse is an ongoing and challenging process. But survivors don't have to go through it alone. There are numerous types of support that can help survivors during their recovery journey.
The #MeToo movement has had considerable impacts in our society and has put a light on very important issues. One would hope that the response of businesses to this movement would be to improve their workplace cultures so that all their employees feel respected and safe from abuse and harassment. Unfortunately, it appears that this might not be happening as quickly and in as widespread of a way as would be hoped.
Coaches can play a significant role in the lives of young athletes. Unfortunately, instances sometimes arise of coaches using this trusted position to prey on the very people they are supposed to be helping. Athletes are sometimes subjected to sexual abuse by coaches.
Many different impactful issues can come up for victims of sexual abuse. This includes long-term health issues. For example, a recent study suggests that victims of such abuse have a higher likelihood of certain types of health problems.
There are many laws that can be very impactful when cases of sexual abuse come to light. This includes statute of limitations laws, which generally vary from state to state. Today, we’ll go over the two main types of statutes of limitations and what impacts they can have when it comes to sexual abuse cases.
Getting connected with support resources can greatly help sexual assault victims as they endeavor to put their life back together in the wake of the terrible wrong that was done to them. Recently, the state of Michigan took a step aimed at fostering this critical connection.