news items – HIV and abuse, Sandusky, attack on SNAP, sex trafficking, church and castration

A new study shows how some adults with HIV were sexually abused as children. Attacks on clergy abuse prevention organizations are being exposed in the media. More people are speaking up about stopping pedophilia networks and sex trafficking in the US media.

Recent information has been publicized about the Dutch Catholic Church reportedly castrating minors in the 1950’s. More information about old allegations against Sandusky have come out.  Professional development opportunities in the trauma field are listed below.

Study of the Day: 1 in 4 Adults With HIV Were Sexually Abused as Kids

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Apr 1;59(4):409-416.
Childhood Trauma and Health Outcomes in HIV-Infected Patients: An Exploration of Causal Pathways.

Church’s Lawyers Have SNAP in Their Sights – Victims’ advocacy group’s national director speaks to RD about a flurry of subpoenas, and fears of ongoing harassment

Italy police break up global online pedophile network

Responding to Village Voice on Sex Trafficking

Catholic church abuse: government inspectors knew minors were castrated

Dutch Church Is Accused of Castrating Young Men

Sexual predators rarely committed under Justice program

USA Today: Sexual predators rarely committed under DOJ program

‘Standing Silent’ follows uncovering of sexual abuse in Baltimore’s Orthodox Jewish community

Sandusky Investigation Drew Psychologist’s Alert in 1998, Report Says

Jerry Sandusky Called A ‘Likely Pedophile’ By Psychologist In 1998

Sandusky labeled ‘likely pedophile’ in 1998 report
Psychologist warned university police, but they weren’t able to prove abuse of boy

The Sandusky Files: Read the 1998 police report

Report of expert who concluded no abuse occurred

describes violence
Spanish police arrest 22 gang members that tattooed bar codes onto prostitutes’ wrists

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference – May 19 – 20, 2012

upcoming webinar:
March 31, 2012
Sexual Ethics
Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT

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

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 2012 in Connecticut

The 15th Annual Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference
August 10 – 12, 2012

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