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What Happens After a Child Sexual Abuse Report Is Filed?

Child sexual abuse is a tragedy that affects tens of thousands of children around the US annually. Sadly, it is a widely underreported crime. Child sexual abuse statistics show only about one-third of cases are identified and even less are reported. Reporting child sexual abuse is a critical step in protecting a victim. What happens… read more

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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: When and How to File

Child Protective Services finds evidence of child sexual abuse during a claim every nine minutes in the US. About 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 are victims of sexual abuse at the hands of adults. The child’s community, family members, loved ones and friends are critical in… read more

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What Is Age-Appropriate Sexual Behavior?

Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime that occurs more often than most people realize. It is an extremely traumatic experience that can have lifelong mental health consequences. One of the telltale signs of child sexual abuse is age-inappropriate sexual actions or behaviors. A child may exhibit knowledge of sexual subjects beyond what is appropriate… read more

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What Is Child Protective Services?

Child Protective Services, or CPS, is a government entity in charge of helping children living in at-risk situations. Child Protective Services assists minors who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing neglect or abuse. Every state has a CPS unit as part of its social services department, although its name may vary. If a… read more

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What Is the EEOC?

EEOC stands for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is the federal agency in charge of protecting employees in the US from harassment and discrimination based on a protected class such as race, religion, age, disability or gender. It interprets and enforces related federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for the… read more

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San Jose State opens new investigation into claims athletic trainer Scott Shaw inappropriately touched swimmers

Scott Shaw, who has served as San Jose State’s director of sports medicine since 2008, allegedly touched female athletes beneath their undergarments, massaging their breasts and pelvic areas when they sought treatment for other parts of their bodies. The university’s first investigated Shaw  in late 2009 based on complaints by  17 members of San Jose… read more

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How to Report Sexual Harassment

Every year, thousands of employees experience sexual harassment at work. Fears such as retaliation, job termination, physical assaults or simply of not being believed prevent many of these employees from coming forward. It is extremely important to report sexual harassment right away as a victim in California for your safety and that of others. Immediate… read more

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Can You Sue for Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem in California. Despite having laws in place to protect workers, hundreds of victims experience sexual harassment at work on a daily basis. Many of these employees believe what they hear from their employers or others: that they cannot do anything about a hostile work environment and must tolerate it… read more

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Sex offender and instructor both still work near young equestrian athletes

A shocking report by Scott Reid in the Orange County Register has revealed that nationally renowned equestrian instructor Steve Milne, a fixture at Southern California horse facilities and events for decades, is being formally investigated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for allegations of  misconduct. He was fired in late February by  the Shea Center,… read more

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What Is Quid Pro Quo Harassment?

The definition of sexual harassment is broad. Workplace sexual harassment can take many forms, from unwanted sexual touching to name-calling. Sexual harassment can involve threats, intimidation or blackmail. Sexual harassment can also refer to promises in exchange for sexual acts, such as a job promotion. If you believe you have experienced this type of sexual… read more

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