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Behaviors to Watch for When Adults Are With Children

Sexual abuse of children is a heinous crime. Victims of child sexual abuse are often left with long-lasting trauma that affects them both physically and mentally. What many people do not realize is that around 90% of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser. According to RAINN, around 34% of child sexual […]

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Local Resources for Child Sexual Abuse Victims in California

Children who are victims of sexual abuse need our help. Every nine minutes in this country, a child becomes a child sexual abuse victim, according to RAINN, an organization dedicated to ending child sexual abuse. One of the most important things you can do as a parent or guardian of a child who has been […]

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What Does Sexual Abuse in California’s Schools Look Like?

Schools are supposed to be safe spaces for children. As a parent or guardian, you cannot be with your child all the time. It is important to be able to rely on teachers, school administrators, and other school staff to keep your children safe. But what happens when schools fail to protect children? What happens […]

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Can a Child Recover From the Effects of Sexual Abuse?

Children who have been sexually abused do not all respond the same way, but it is important to understand that they will be affected by what happened. Children are resilient, and they can recover from being sexually abused. But you must help them. As an adult in the life of a child who has been […]

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Assembly Bill 218 Changes the Landscape for Sexual Abuse Victims

On October 13, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law that dramatically changes the timeframe that sexual abuse victims have to file lawsuits against their abusers. Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) takes effect Jan. 1, 2020 and implements the following changes: Victims of childhood sexual abuse now have until age 40 […]

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Time Limits to File Sexual Abuse and Harassment Lawsuits in California

Victims of sexual abuse and harassment have varying time limits to file lawsuits in California. These differences arise depending on whether the victim was a minor or an adult at the time that the abuse or harassment took place. Recently, California passed Assembly Bill 218, which dramatically alters the timeframe in which childhood sexual abuse […]

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Adult Victims of Childhood Abuse

Over the last few years, this country has been grappling with revelations of childhood sexual abuse. Many instances of this abuse have occurred at the hands of people that the children should have been able to trust. The perpetrators are often in positions of trust, responsible for a child’s well-being. This includes teachers, members of […]

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