#WhenIWas Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment of Youth

Thanks to Everyday Sexism, an online project dedicated to collecting real stories of sexism and sexual harassment, both women and men who have experienced sexual harassment or assault have been empowered to expose how early in life many people are faced with these issues.  Using the hashtag #WhenIWas, Twitter users are encouraged to share what age they were when they first encountered sexual harassment or assault.Read More »

Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter

School officials, medical professionals, social workers, all of these and many more are legally mandated reporters of abuse, but the rate at which abuse gets reported is disturbingly low.  Many professionals still believe that it is not their place to intervene despite their status as mandated reporters.  Reporting suspected abuse is always the right decision, and the process is simpler than many think.  Our guide to Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter is easy to read and can be distributed to the entire staff of any organization in order to prepare them to become mandated reporters. Read More »

The Role of the School in Reporting Child Abuse

Currently throughout the United States, all teachers, aides, school coaches, counselors, and healthcare professionals are mandated reporters, yet many professionals fail to make reports of child abuse for a variety of reasons.   Most commonly, teachers, counselors, and other faculty decide not to report suspected child abuse because of a few simple misconceptions and a lack of education on reporting procedure, all of which can be simply remedied.  Information provided to school faculty should be comprehensive and easy to follow.  Our resource for Mandated Reporters can serve as a simple guide for anyone entering a position in schools.  Here are a few simple solutions to remedy underreporting in schools.Read More »