news items – 22 years, Rolf Harris, Royal Commission, Celebrities, Dyslexia, Mental Health

This week there were many new articles on how it takes 22 years for survivors to come forward,  a Rolf Harris child sex abuse education video surfaced after he was found guilty of all 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls from 1968 to 1986, tales of abuse at the royal commission, celebrities sex abuse convictions, dyslexia report physically abused during childhood and the impact of sexual abuse on mental health in adulthood.

The Impact of Sexual Abuse Committed by a Child on Mental Health in Adulthood
Victims of abuse, regardless of perpetrator age, displayed higher levels of mental health problems than non-abused participants.
http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/29/12/2257.abstract
http://goo.gl/jcn3MG

Girls targeted from nine, boys from ten and it takes 22 YEARS for survivors to come forward: Chilling statistics of child sex abuse revealed in Royal Commission report
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674893/Royal-Commission-finds-takes-22-years-survivors-child-sex-abuse-come-forward-average-abuse-begins-9-girls-10-boys.html
http://goo.gl/v5t04g

Rolf Harris child sex abuse education video surfaces after entertainer found guilty in London court  Harris was declared guilty of all 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls, from 1968 to 1986. http://www.smh.com.au/world/rolf-harris-child-sex-abuse-education-video-surfaces-after-entertainer-found-guilty-in-london-court-20140701-zsrph.html
http://goo.gl/e3nmmS

Rolf: A life well lived… until the end Rolf Harris….to be jailed after being convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault. No more big concerts, no more art shows, no more TV hosting, no more feted by the royal family and no more molesting children.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/rolf-a-life-well-lived-until-the-end/story-fni0cx12-1226976734754
http://goo.gl/iBQQYu

Harrowing tales at abuse royal commission
Brand protection, systemic failures, wilful ignorances, whether it be in the YMCA, the Scouts or the Catholic Church are being uncovered daily at these hearings.
The Catholic and Anglican churches moved abusers when complaints were made.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2674516/Harrowing-tales-abuse-royal-commission.html   http://goo.gl/fnLaUS

Fear of child abuse cover up secret dossier at the heart of establishment
THE grim catalogue of sexual depravity by celebrities continues. This week’s conviction of Rolf Harris follows the jailing of presenter Stuart Hall and publicist Max Cliffford for serial abuse of under-age girls.
In addition there has been a stream of appalling revelations about the perverted activities of those two paedophile knights: sinister entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile and gargantuan Liberal politician Sir Cyril Smith, both of whom went to their graves without being brought to justice.
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/leo-mckinstry/486431/Fear-of-child-abuse-cover-up-at-the-heart-of-establishment
http://goo.gl/TShK79

One third of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused during their childhood
http://www.healthcanal.com/child-health/52706-one-third-of-adults-with-dyslexia-report-they-were-physically-abused-during-their-childhood.html
http://goo.gl/NFIyAt

The Impact of Sexual Abuse Committed by a Child on Mental Health in Adulthood
Victims of abuse, regardless of perpetrator age, displayed higher levels of mental health problems than non-abused participants.
http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/29/12/2257.abstract
http://goo.gl/jcn3MG

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