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1-01 Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention Policies

  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities to Report Known/Suspected Abuse
  • Introducing Two Main Research Sources for State-by-State Laws on Abuse and Violence
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • RAINN State Law Database
    • Researching Laws and Definitions/Descriptions for a Single State, the District of Columbia, or US Territory
    • State Law Report Generator: Comparing Laws for Multiple Entities on the Same Topics
  • Church Law & Tax: Top 5 Reasons Religious Organizations Go To Court
  • Book Review: The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide, by Boz Tchividjian and Shira Berkovits
  • Related Resources from GRACE and New Growth Press

1-02 Sexual Assault, Violence, and Harassment

  • Statistics on Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Violence
  • World Health Organization (WHO): Global Statistics and Resources
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): US Statistics and Resources
  • Black Women’s Blueprint: American Black Women’s Statistics
  • State-by-State Laws on Abuse and Violence: RAINN and Child Welfare Information Gateway [RAINN includes consent laws]
  • Mangy Jay’s Analysis of Steven Pinker’s Misrepresentation of Rape Statistics in The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined
  • Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

1-03 Clergy Sexual Misconduct and Fiduciary Duty

  • Introducing Clergy Sexual Misconduct and Potential Issues of “Fiduciary Duty”
  • Baylor University Website #1: Clergy Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention
  • Baylor University Website #2: Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
  • RAINN State Law Database, Consent Laws, and Criminal Sexual Misconduct by People in Authority
  • Notes from My Initial State-by-State Search of the RAINN State Law Database
  • Adult Victims of Sexual Exploitation by Clergy
  • PASA Partners Against Sexual Abuse — Laws Against Clergy/Counselor Sexual Abuse

1-04 Mandatory Reporters and Abuse Reporting Laws

  • Research Sources for State Laws on Mandatory Reporters and Clergy “Penitent Privilege” (Confidentiality)
  • RAINN State Law Database on Mandatory Reporting and Clergy as Mandatory Reporters
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway on Mandatory Reporting and Clergy as Mandatory Reporters

1-05 Statutes of Limitation on Crimes

  • FindLaw Introduction to State Statutes of Limitations
  • RAINN State Law Database on Criminal Statutes of Limitations
  • Efforts to Change Statutes of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Crimes

1-06 Confidentiality, Disclosure, Nondisclosure Agreements/NDAs, and Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

  • Confidentiality in Communications
  • Disclosure of Confidential Information
  • Nondisclosure Agreements/NDAs and Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

1-07 False Reports of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse

  • Research on False Reports of Violence and Assault
  • Good-Faith versus Bad-Faith/False Reports of Child Abuse

1-08 Termination of Rapists’ Parental Rights

  • RAINN State Law Database on Termination of Rapists’ Parental Rights

1-09 Emerging Legal and Social Issues for Survivors, Perpetrators, and Enablers

  • Statutes of Limitation (SOL)
  • Formal or Hidden Means of Silencing of Victims
  • Ethics for Public Officials
  • Mandatory Reporting, Child Safeguarding
  • Legal, Social, and Media Consequences for “Enablers” of Abuse, Violence, Harassment

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2-01 Different Thresholds of Evidence: Criminal, Civil, Regulatory, Social

  • Different Situations and Their Thresholds of Evidence: Criminal Cases, Civil Lawsuits, IRS Investigations
  • “Trial” by Social Media and Public Opinion When Situations Involve “Public Figures”
  • Spoliation of Evidence

2-02 Independent vs. Internal Investigations

  • Overview of Key Issues Regarding Investigations into Abuse Accusations
  • GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

2-03 Training/Certification Programs on Dealing with Abuse and Violence

  • GRACE: Child Safeguarding Leader Training Curriculum and Certification Program
  • Global Trauma Recovery Institute, and Websites for Dr. Diane Langberg, Dr. Philip Monroe, and Trauma Healing Institute
  • Other Training/Certification Programs on Dealing with Abuse and Violence

2-04 Citizen Journalists/Bloggers, Limited Public Figures, and The Streisand Effect

  • “Citizen Journalists” and the Digital Media Law Project
  • “Limited Public Figures”
  • The Streisand Effect: “When Trying to Hide Something Makes It More Visible.”
  • Digital Dissent Resources

2-05 Social Media, Digital Dissent, and Dealing with Cyberbullying

  • Information to be added.

2-06 Recording Phone Calls and Conversations

  • Key Questions on Recordings, Consent, and Legal Consequences
  • Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C., Attorneys at Law: Laws on Recording Conversations in All 50 States

2-07 SLAPP/Anti-SLAPP Lawsuits; Defamation, Libel, Slander

  • Strategic Litigation Against Public Participants: SLAPP and Anti-SLAPP Lawsuits
  • Some Key Anti-SLAPP Websites
    • California Anti-SLAPP Project
    • The Public Participation Project (PPP) hosts pages on State Anti-SLAPP Laws
    • First Amendment Project – The Anti-SLAPP Resource Center
  • “Limited Public Figures” and Their Threefold Criteria for Proving Defamation

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3-01 Narcissism, Sociopathology, and Bullying Personality Disorders

  • Out of the FOG Website
  • Some Suggested Resources: Bullies, Leaders, and Enablers with Personality Disorders

3-02 Abuse Conditioning and Cover-Ups

  • Robert Jay Lifton and His Eight Criteria of “Sociological Cults”
  • Frameworks for Thinking Through Victimization Tactics and Resulting Loss of Freedoms
  • Some Suggested Resources for Exploring Survivors’ and Experts’ Views of Conditioning Tactics (Grooming, Mind-Control, Brainwashing, Recovery, “Reprogramming”)

3-03 Pyramid of Abuse and Culpability/Complicity

How Do Abusive Systems Get Going and Maintain Momentum? The “Pyramid of Abuse” Shows Us the Who and the How.

  • Roles at the Top: Perpetrators and Perpetuators
  • Start-Up for a Pyramid of Abuse
  • Roles in the Middle: Procurators
    • Extinguishers: Silencers, Diverters, and Negators
    • Reinforcers: Prompters, Drill Instructors, and Validators
    • Positive Conditioning, Negative Conditioning, and Good Cop/Bad Cap All In One
  • Roles at the Base: Four Types of Pawns
  • Looking at All Four Layers in a Pyramid of Abuse
  • Looking at the Scale of Accountability
  • Addendum: February 13, 2018

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4-01 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD
  • Some Suggested Resources on PTSD and Recovery

4-02 Writing Our Personal Experiences of Abuse

  • Where Does My Story Fit on the Spectrum of an Individual Account of Abuse to an Institutional Case Study?
  • Basics for Writing About Personal Experiences of Abuse
  • Advanced Tutorial for Writing Personal Accounts of Abuse and Developing Case Studies that Connect Personal Experiences with Systemic Patterns
  • Transitioning from Individual Narratives to Institutional Investigations: Thoughts on Similarities and Differences Found Across Various Forms of Abuse

4-03 Resources for Abuse Survivor Recovery, Support Advocacy, and Social Activism

  • Abuse Recovery Resource Pages/Sites
  • Survivors – Self-Help and Recovery Resources
    • General Resources for Abuse Survivors in Recovery
    • Specific Resources for Spiritual Abuse Recovery
  • General Resources for Abuse Survivors, Support Advocates, and Social Change Activists
    • Futuristguy Tutorials on Topics of Social Transformation
    • Field Guides #3 and #4
  • Collaboration for Personal and Social Transformation

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5-01 Categories of Organizational Forms and Tip-Offs to Corruption

  • Different Kinds of Organizations
  • Tip-Offs to Potential Problems of Corruption
  • Tax-Exempt Organization (EO) – 501(c)3 Non-Profit
  • Non-Profit Governance Policies and Practices
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • For-Profit Businesses: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations
  • Hybrid For-Benefit Businesses: B Corporations and Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs)
  • Some Types of Trusts
  • State Research Sources for Official Documents and Details

5-02 Prevalent Problems for Non-Profits

  • Introducing Key Legal and IRS Problems for Tax-Exempt Non-Profits
  • Introduction to Non-Profit Issues
  • Church Law & Tax: Top 5 Reasons Religious Organizations Go to Court
  • Articles from Board Source on Top 10 Legal Problems for Non-Profits
  • IRS Requirements for Non-Profit Compliance
  • Inurement (Excessive Benefits)
  • Misuse of Funds, Restricted/Designated Solicited Funds

5-03 Filing Complaints Against Non-Profit Organizations

  • Filing a Complaint/Referral with the IRS Against a Tax-Exempt Non-Profit
    • Some Key Documents and Links
    • Form 13909: Categories of Charges
    • Limitations on Investigations of Churches
    • IRS Review Process and Options
    • Disclosure Prohibition on IRS Examinations
  • Filing a Complaint with a State Agency Against a Tax-Exempt Non-Profit
    • Locating Non-Profit and Business Regulators in Each State
    • A Research Example from Washington State
  • Civil Lawsuits as an Option for Redressing Wrongs

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