We Can Talk About Being Brave By Going Public and Also How Resources Aren’t Available for Everyone
Rape Trial Witness Suicide Follow Up
More Boys Calling Childline UK, but delays to therapy if CSA
…That’s the summing up of the views reported by the BBC over the weekend, which followed a press release noting that the most overstretched Child Sexual Abuse therapy services in a year had waiting lists of up to a year. There was also a marked rise in calls from Scottish children. The service is backed…
Caspar Walsh on Sex Offender Writing Workshops
Caspar Walsh has used his semi-regular colunmn with the Guardian newspaper to inform us that since his book was published, his writing workshops in prison have now extended to sex offenders, sharing some of his own experience along the way. His view is interesting, though The Guardian has done the disservice of not allowing comments…
From Tracie: Now Accepting Submissions for the July 2012 Edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse tags: CA I Hate That I Am A “Survivor” tags: CA 5 Reasons People Don’t Report Child Abuse tags: CA Safeplace speaks out about male sexual abuse Good to see a place that offers help for male and…
Looking at Insurance Data to Identify What Works to Prevent Abuse in an Organization
This makes sense. Even something as common and necessary as background checks are only going to catch people who’ve already been caught before. It’s a good thing to do, but it leaves that gap. What doesn’t leave a gap is having policies and procedures in place that prevent anyone from being able to abuse kids when working with your organization. If being alone with a child is simply not acceptable for anyone, that closes those gaps.
As the article goes on, that means rules like not giving kids gifts, not driving them home, etc. That’s what works, and it has to just be the culture in the organization, no questions asked. Create that culture, and you’re making the best effort to protect kids that you can make.