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Links to Pages in this Section


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Content Descriptions – Pages and Sections

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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