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Archive for April 2007

Opinion piece: Tell children that secrets can be a sign of abuse

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 22, 2007 There have been a number of local and national cases in which children were neglected, or were physically and sexually abused. For nearly 30 years, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware has been educating children about personal safety and abuse. We discuss the difference between … Continue reading

News: Delawareans Walk to Show Their Support for Survivors and to Promote Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Violence in Their Communities

On April 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM, Delawareans walked from Scull Mansion (across from Kent General Hospital) to Legislative Hall to show their support for survivors and to promote awareness and prevention of sexual violence in their communities. Members of ContactLifeline’s Sexual Assault Network of Delaware worked together to sponsor the second annual ‘Walk In … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Child abusers should not be allowed to get away with it

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 10, 2007 After reading the article regarding Senate Bill 29 and attending the committee meeting in Dover, we felt compelled to voice our views on this matter. As we listened to the victims talk of their experiences we were numb. We have never heard anything … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Diocese’s logic flawed on abuse of children

Letter to the editor, published in The Dialog, April 5, 2007 Though undoubtedly well intentioned, the position of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington on Senate Bill 29, the Child Victim’s Act (March 22 editorial in The Dialog), is skewed by two fatal flaws in logic concerning the nature of sexual abuse of children. First, the … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Pass abuse bill to protect children from predators

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 5, 2007 A national expert reported recently that the bishops of the Catholic Church raised the bar significantly to prevent child sexual abuse. It represents “the first truly comprehensive plan” for preventing abuse within a large-scale child-serving organization. This charter was written in 2002. Fast-forward … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Bill’s opponents must be hiding something from public

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 5, 2007 On March 21, I attended the Senate hearing on Senate Bill 29, the Child Victim’s Bill. On March 23, I went to see the movie “Amazing Grace.” The parallels are truly amazing! In both situations there are victims and their supporters crying out … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Institutions of good will should not fear abuse bill

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 4, 2007 Institutions of good will should not fear abuse bill For those organizations that fear the retroactive provisions of SB 29, the child sexual-abuse victims bill, consider these two facts: First, public and private institutions that have historically done their due diligence toward protecting … Continue reading

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