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Posted By DAM Firm | September 23 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse

What is Molestation?

When we see instances of sexual abuse and molestation in the news, the definitions of certain things can be clouded. Over the last decade, may high profile organizations have been put in the spotlight of sexual abuse of minors, particularly religious organizations and members of the clergy. Today, we want to define molestation and discuss…

Posted By DAM Firm | September 20 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse

What is a Sex Offender?

You may have heard the term “sex offender” but not quite understood what it means. Today, we want to discuss the sex offender registry in the United States. It is important to point out that most sexual assaults and rapes are not committed by strangers. In eight out of ten cases, rape is perpetrated by…

Posted By DAM Firm | September 16 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse

What is a Rape Kit?

If you have been sexually assaulted, one of the main priorities needs to be finding out who did it, ensuring there is evidence to convict them, and getting the perpetrator sentenced. This is not always easy, but there are tools that can be used to help ensure that justice is served. A sexual assault forensic…

Posted By DAM Firm | September 13 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What are Date Rape Drugs?

You may have heard of “date rape drugs” before but not quite understood what they are. Date rape drugs are any drug that is used to make sexual assault and rape easier for the perpetrator to commit. Drugs and alcohol can make victims less able to fight back and confuse them about what is happening….

Posted By DAM Firm | September 9 2019 | Clergy Abuse

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

If you have children, you do everything you can to keep them safe. This includes having discussions with them about not talking to strangers. However, we know that most cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by someone the child knows. Over 90% of all perpetrators of child sexual abuse are known by their abusers….

Posted By DAM Firm | September 5 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

Over the last few years, many high profile instances of child sexual abuse have come to light. The allegations have come against many people and organizations, including: Members of the clergy and religious organizations The Boy Scouts of America mentors USA Gymnastics trainers and coaches However, it is important to know that the problem is…

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