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Posted By DAM Firm | August 31 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Statute of Limitations on Rape by a Clergy Member

Sexual abuse survivors suffer not just from the initial assault, but immediate and long-lasting emotional and psychological trauma. The news has been filled with survivors of child sexual abuse coming forward, many of them feeling empowered by the #MeToo movement that has become an umbrella for multiple modes of justice. However, one of the main…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 28 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse, Personal Injury

What Does Consent Mean?

When discussing sexual assault and abuse, you will hear the word “consent” come up over and over again. Defining consent is not easy, and the laws vary state-by-state. The general definition of consent when it comes to sexual activity is “an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity.” Consent can be given both verbally…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 27 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse

How Can I Lessen the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse?

If you have discovered that your child has been sexually abused, you will want to know what you can do to lessen the impact of what has happened to them. If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, you also may want to take steps to lessen the symptoms you are experiencing. All…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 25 2019 | child abuse, Clergy Abuse

Types of Sexual Assault

We have been overwhelmed the last few years as new allegations of sexual abuse come to light. It seems we have reached a watershed moment where victims of child sexual abuse are being empowered to come forward. We have seen this with USA Gymnastics athletes, the Boy Scouts of America, with sexual abuse by members…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 23 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What do I do if My Child has been Sexually Abused?

The thought of your child being harmed is terrifying. While we hope this never happens to your child, statistics tell us that 10% of all children under the age of 18 will be the victims of child abuse. Understanding what to do if this happens to your child is important. Responding to Sexual Abuse Allegations…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 31 2019 | Clergy Abuse

7 Ways to Support Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

Child sexual abuse is alarmingly common. Roughly one in ten children are sexually abused at some point. This umbrella term includes both physical and verbal abuse. Both are equally harmful. Generally, sexual abuse is any act which degrades the victim in any way, and gratifies the abuser’s sexual appetites in any way. After hundreds of…

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