news items – domestic violence, rape, prostitution, trafficking, clergy abuse, ritual abuse

There are articles about those experiencing domestic violence, rape, ritual child sex abuse, foreign exchange students sexually abused, prostitution and trafficking victims, clergy abuse victims and victims of torture.  There are also several professional development opportunities for those looking for CEUs and education around severe abuse crimes.

Relationships 101 – Brutalized by a Spouse, Surviving Ritual Child Sex Abuse

Foreign exchange students sexually abused in program overseen by State Department

Dozens of high school foreign exchange students have been raped, sexually abused, or harassed by American host parents in towns and cities across the country

High school foreign exchange students repeatedly placed with convicted murderer

Culture Shock: ‘He touched places that he shouldn’t have’
Dozens of high school foreign exchange students have been raped, sexually abused, or harassed by American host parents in towns and cities across the country

The Twice-Victimized of Sexual Assault

In one study, published in 1987 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 126 admitted rapists had committed 907 rapes involving 882 different victims.

New trial date set for Steven Powell

Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods

Backpage accounts for about 70 percent of prostitution advertising among five Web sites that carry such ads in the United States

Fugitives from justice: Roman Catholic priests
Few clergy who fled the U.S. after being accused of sexual abuse of minors have been returned to face the charges

Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

Cardinal Dolan – “Stop the legal bullying!”
As the head of America’ bishops, we urge you to publicly denounce, and stop, the bullying tactics used by bishops and church defense lawyers

Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules
UN special rapporteur on torture’s findings likely to reignite criticism of US government’s treatment of WikiLeaks suspect.

upcoming professional opportunities

Below please find several upcoming professional learning opportunities.  Several of these will have CEUs available.

upcoming webinar:
March 31, 2012
12 pm Pacific Time
Sexual Ethics
Presenter: Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT

upcoming webinar:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
12 pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Dr. Wanda Karriker
“The aftereffects of extreme child abuse and the resiliency of the human spirit.”

ISSB of CA and CPPA present the Eighteenth Annual
Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference:

Featuring Dr. Jaime Romo
Healing the Sexually Abused Heart

April 28th, 2012, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm,
at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street, Davis, California

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse May 2012 Conference – Our Healing Journey: Past, Present, Future

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 2012 in Connecticut  – A one day conference preceding our regular conference will be open to licensed practitioners in related fields to discuss issues in working with clients suffering from ritual abuse and extreme abuse symptoms.

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