Sexual Abuse Legal News & Updates

student teacher relationship laws
Student Teacher Relationship Laws: Sexual Relationships With Students Impede the Duty of Care
California teachers owe a special “duty of care” to their students as designated childcare custodians who act in loco parentis—in place of the parents. They not only instruct their pupils...
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survivors of sexual violence
Survivors of Sexual Violence Typically Experience 4 Stages of Reaction
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sexual violence as “sexual activity when consent is not obtained or not freely given.” Survivors of sexual violence typically experience adverse effects...
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sexual abuse of migrant children
Identifying Potential Liability for the Sexual Abuse of Migrant Children in the United States
By the end of 2018, more than 14,000 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) were in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As of August 25,...
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child victims act
What the Child Victims Act Means for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in New York
New York has joined states like California in efforts to afford survivors of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to seek justice against their abusers. The Child Victims Act (S2440) was...
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sexual abuse in teenage relationships
Understanding Sexual Abuse in Teenage Relationships
Sexual abuse in teenage relationships can occur as one of four types of violent behaviors between intimate partners—physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression, and stalking. Data from the CDC’s Youth...
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how to file a sexual harassment claim in California
How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in California
In some cases, sexual harassment is obvious and may involve an overt action, threat, or reprisal. In other instances, sexual harassment is subtle and indirect. In one survey conducted in...
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life after sexual abuse
Life After Sexual Abuse: Seeking Justice Can Be a Step Toward Recovery
There is no set timetable for recovery after sexual assault or abuse. Many survivors find solace in speaking with therapists while others may decide to not come forward at all....
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transgender sexual assault
Transgender Teens at Higher Risk for Sexual Assault, Study Says
Transgender and gender non-binary teens are at a greater risk of sexual assault in schools that prevent them from using bathrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according...
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repressed memories of sexual abuse
Recovering Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse and Seeking Justice
While California weighs the idea of extending the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse survivors to come forward in seeking justice, more research supports the idea that adults can...
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compensation after being sexually assaulted
How to Recover Compensation After Being Sexually Assaulted
In 2018, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault published a report that found the annual cost of sexual assault in California to be $140 billion. That amount includes the tangible...
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ways to recover from sexual abuse
3 Ways to Recover From Sexual Abuse
The ways in which one chooses to recover from sexual abuse can vary widely. Because the effects of sexual abuse aren’t always immediate, it can be difficult to fully comprehend...
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California assembly bill 218
California Assembly Bill 218: Exploring the Outcomes of Similar Legislation in the Past
For many survivors of childhood sexual abuse coming forward about what they’ve endured is difficult. Oftentimes, by the time a survivor has decided to seek justice, their time limit has...
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