Suspended Syracuse U NY Coach Fired over CSA Allegations

Overnight, London’s Evening Standard broke the story for UK readers that Syracuse University in New York fired assistant Basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fine was already suspended when the very first allegation was disclosed. The sacking happened when a second and third allegation was made in the present day. The Daily Mail filed a follow-up today…

Upcoming Awareness Campaigns

I’ve been getting some information on upcoming child abuse awareness campaigns that I wanted to share with everyone here. First up, Petra Luna, a musician/artist has  declared Dec 1-8 as  Male Abuse Awareness Week. In her own words: “Male Abuse Awareness Week December 1st through 8th is a campaign determined to represent male victims of…

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This Week’s Links (weekly)

Blog Against Child Abuse – November 2011 Surviving Holidays Edition tags: CA Social media for military enables deep family connections : Lesson for law firms tags: SocNetPres CA Thanksgiving: Survivors of child sexual abuse of yesterday, today and tomorrow tags: CA 8 Tips To Help Console a Grieving Friend tags: CA 12 Depression Busters for…

Review: Criminal Minds: Mosley Lane (US, 2010)

Seven weeks after the 100th episode, Criminal Minds looked like it had peaked with its realistic depictions of the effects of child abuse. The 16th episode of the season, “Mosley Lane”, is the one that topped second season classic “P911” whilst retaining part of the earlier episode’s format; of stolen children helping each other, with…

London Catholic School Inquiry Report Released

Following on from the Daily Mail story last weekend, whilst the Vatican began their own investigation into child abuse at St Benedict’s in Ealing, West London, secular and independent inquiry reporting came to an end regarding the long-running case and that report was published today, with official responses from the school’s authorities. View the stories…