news items – Josh Powell, Boy Scouts, Clergy Abuse, Teacher Abuse, Jerry Sandusky

This week there were several new articles about child abuse and trauma crimes. There is research out on dissociation, memory and the negative effects of child abuse.  New information is out on the abuse cases of Quanitta Underwood, Josh Powell, the Boy Scouts, several teacher abuse cases, Jerry Sandusky, Orthodox Jewish cases, Marilyn Van Derbur and problems with child abuse prevention efforts.

Selective memory does exist, say scientists – Selective memory really exists and we can train our mind to forget   embarrassing moments completely, research claims.

Epidemiology of Dissociative Disorders: An Overview
Epidemiology Research International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 404538, 8 pages

Child Abuse Leaves Mark on Brain

The Living Nightmare – Quanitta Underwood: A Contender for Olympic Gold and a Survivor

Murder-suicide dad Josh Powell had cartoon sex, incest images on computer

Sex abuse often not reported

Secret church files detail anguish – Unprecedented look at struggle to manage a child sexual abuse crisis Feb. 19, 2012

Boy Scouts sued in sexual abuse case
A Santa Barbara County boy was sexually abused by his Scout leader in 2007. A judge overseeing the lawsuit brought by the boy’s family has ordered the Boy Scouts to hand over confidential files detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders around the nation.

Scouts to turn over files in Calif. sex abuse case

Recently, several school teachers have been either charged or convicted of sexual crimes committed against children. Here are two cases, one from Los Angeles and one from Pittsburgh.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
A local teacher who molested his charges was allowed to take a new job in West Virginia, where a student died in his care.

Mother of Jerry Sandusky’s grandchildren aims to bar him from visitation

Few penalties for keeping child abuse secret
“Child welfare agencies estimate that 695,000 children were abused or neglected last year, but studies have repeatedly found that even more abuse goes unreported.”

Public Secrecy About Child Sexual Abuse – allegations of secrecy and cover-ups involving child sexual abuse in fervently Orthodox Jewish communities

Marilyn Van Derbur Atler – Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 – child abuse survivor speaks about her activism to stop child abuse
Survivorship  – Saturday, February 25  – 12 pm Pacific Time
“Resourcefulness as a survival tool. Drawing on both internal and external resources”

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
On May 19 – 20, 2012
Executive Inn & Suite  1755 Embaracadero  Oakland, CA 94606

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