news items – Afghanistan rape case, Penn State, Syracuse, clergy abuse Ireland, West Memphis Three

This week there have been a lot of articles on sexual assault and child abuse cases in the media.  These include a woman pardoned in Afghanistan after she agrees to marry her attacker, charges of sexual abuse of children in Hollywood, more on the Penn State – Sandusky and Syracuse – Fine cases, the clergy abuse Ireland Smythe case where victims were sworn to secrecy, children’s bones identified at Canada’s oldest Indian residential school, and the parents of the victims of the West Memphis Three murders asking the Oscars not to grant an Oscar to the movie makers of a documentary.

Advocacy efforts to stop child abuse include an upcoming TAALK-A-THON to End Child Sexual Abuse, ritual abuse conferences for survivors and clinicians and a webinar on memory and abuse.

Afghan president pardons imprisoned rape victim – after she agrees to marry attacker –  International outrage over plight

Recent Charges of Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg, Experts Say

2nd Bi-Annual 24hr TAALK-A-THON to End Child Sexual Abuse
December 10th and 11th, 2011

TAALK – Break the Silence that Surrounds Child Sexual Abuse

newest child abuse, clergy abuse and ritual abuse newsletter is now available online.

Information on next summer’s conference in August is at :
Ritual Abuse Conference 2012

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference 2012

Survivorship Webinar (for survivors and professionals): Saturday, December 17     2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011 noon Pacific Time (2 hours)
Memory & Survivors

Cardinal settles with abuse victim – Cardinal Brady dismissed several calls for resignation last year over his handling of abuse allegations

Cardinal Brady settles latest claim by abuse victim he swore to secrecy
Brendan Boland wins settlement and apology 

Abuse secrecy case settled with Archdiocese

Beyond the grave, Smyth’s evil acts have left his order with a huge cross to bear – With massive debt and dwindling numbers, the Norbertines have accepted their fate  

Jerry Sandusky talks about Joe Paterno, case, Times reports

New Sex Abuse Suit Claims Sandusky Threatened Boy’s Family If He Told

Alleged Victim In Sandusky Case Leaves High School Due To Bullying

Neighboring county entangled in scandal

Sandusky abuse claims date back to 1994, grand jury says 

Children’s Bones Identified at Canada’s Oldest Indian Residential School

Children’s Bones Identified at Canada’s Oldest Indian Residential School

Victim’s Parents Say West Memphis Three Documentary Shouldn’t Receive an Oscar

Nix West Memphis 3 doc from Oscar race, urge victim’s parents

Syracuse sex abuse scandal – As Boeheim’s mind wanders, Syracuse players focus on winning

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