sexual abuse

After Experiencing Abuse, Safety Can Become a Contradiction


After Experiencing Abuse, Safety can Become a Contradiction

I feel safe when I am with those close to me. But, the comfort they provide is fleeting because I am constantly on guard, writes Luna Busch.

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds


Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

Lawsuit Alleges at Least 70 Girls Were Sexually Abused by Los Angeles Juvenile Probation Staff


Lawsuit Details a Dozen Years of Sexual Abuse Inside Now-closed L.A. Youth Detention Facility

In a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County, survivors of “predatory” county probation employees describe rapes and other sexual assaults at a juvenile detention facility over more than a decade.


Why We Need To Shift the Power in Sexual Assault Investigations

Louise Godbold of Echo Training argues that any effort to make the process trauma-informed must be be led by survivors of abuse


Write the Truth and Show the Pain of Child Sexual Abuse

As professionals who deal with maltreatment cases in a variety of forums, we write about child sexual abuse. Our audience includes attorneys, social workers, health and education professionals, and sometimes the general public.


California Goes After License of Dr. Patrick Clyne, Pediatrician Long Suspected of Child Abuse

The state of California has taken its first formal action to end the medical career of Santa Clara County’s former chief pediatrician for children in foster care, 20 years after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused boys living in his home and patients as young as 6 years old.


    Patrick Clyne, California Doctor Long Accused of Abusing Foster Youth, Is Sued

    The former chief pediatrician for Santa Clara County’s foster care system – a one-time foster and adoptive parent who has been accused of sexual abuse by more than a dozen children and teens since 2001 – is now facing his first lawsuit.


    LAPD Child Abuse Investigations Audit Raises New Questions

    This week, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released a much-anticipated report focused on its response to the nearly 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse it had marked “no investigation” from January 2018 through June 2019.


    Languishing in Residential Care Made Me Worse. Unconditional Love Helped Get Me Better.

    People talk a lot about how important it is that every foster kid grows up in a loving home. While well intentioned, most of them are approaching that idea from an abstract understanding.