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Churches across the country will be holding services dedicated to spreading awareness of the abuse and neglect of children in the United States.

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Amidst tears and trembling voices, dozens of Penn State community members entered into a circle made up of survivors and supporters Wednesday night to retell stories of sexual and domestic violence.

 

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Overcoming abuse and unhealthy relationships is something to celebrate, according to Penn State Center for Women Students Assistant Director Audra Hixson.

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April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month — a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual abuse and educating communities about violence.

 

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As a freshman in college, happy to be away from home, Shannon trusted everyone around her.

Why? “Because I had no reason not to,” she said. But she now admits she failed to see the red flags.

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Esteemed child abuse expert Dr. Richard D. Krugman spoke Thursday afternoon at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before a reception held for the new Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children..................

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It is estimated that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted before age 18; yet, only one in 10 of these victims will disclose his or her abuse......

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Pennsylvania Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) has introduced a bill aimed to help prevent child sex abuse in the state......

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"House Bill 2219, which Benninghoff introduced Wednesday, would guarantee that employers can’t retaliate against employees who report suspected child abuse directly to authorities"

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Keynote Address to the Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon The College of Wooster, Ohio, March 21, 2002

Victoria Kepler Didato, MA, LPC, LSW, DAPA, is both a licensed counselor and a licensed social worker. She is respected for her book One In Four and for her work in the field of child sex .... [Read More]

Calvary Baptist Church in State College and the newly formed Beyond the Silence will host a presentation “Beyond the Betrayal: Healing from Sexual Abuse,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church at 1250 University Drive, State College.

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The State Theatre will host Community Conversation: Addressing Sexual Abuse, a panel discussion and film screening of the 2011 documentary “In a Town This Size.”  The event is co-sponsored by the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

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