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We must help teens understand the seriousness of child sexual abuse

Excerpt from THINKPROGRESS In an incident making national headlines, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers. But the victim isn’t backing down. She’s speaking out about what happened to her, telling her story …

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Bringing children from darkness to light

Original article by: Joseph Hamrick, The Commerce Journal Commerce, TX — One out of every 10 children in the United States are sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18, according to researchers from Darkness to Light. County Court-at-Law No. 1 Judge Andrew Bench said he wants that to end. Bench spoke before the …

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Reporting Failure Leads to Criminal Prosecution

Last week, charges were filed against a Texas teacher and several administrators in response to a disclosure of child sexual abuse. Article written by Ericka Mellon and Cindy George of the Houston Chronicle, and posted on Nov. 21. Read the entire article here. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Friday that a warrant had …

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The Perfect Size to Protect Children

I grew up in a small Southeast Texas city of 11,000 people. For most of my life, I attended services at Pine Forest Baptist Church, the church my great-grandmother helped found and where three generations of my family were married. I now reside in South Carolina, but when I return home, I make sure my …

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Presidents, Pastors, Principals and Superintendents – Wake Up!

Amidst all of the political shenanigans, world coming-to-an-end drama and heart-wrenching tragedy of the last few months, some may have missed that charges of perjury, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children were filed against former Penn State President Graham Spanier. This should make leaders of all child-serving organizations do more than just pause. This is …

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