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Association of Friday School Report Card Release With Saturday Incidence Rates of Agency-Verified Physical Child Abuse

Published: 12/17/2018

Corporal punishment is a leading risk factor for physical abuse. Strong anecdotal evidence from physicians and other professionals working in child protection suggest that punishment-initiated physical abuse for school-aged children increases after release of report cards. However, no empirical examination of this association has occurred.

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S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Published: 2/6/2018

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act.  By: Senator Feinstein (D-CA) with 29 bipartisan cosponsors.

The bill:

  • Requires amateur athletics governing bodies like USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to report sex-abuse allegations to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department within 24 hours.
  • Authorizes the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to ensure that aspiring Olympic athletes can report allegations of abuse to an independent and non-conflicted entity for investigation and resolution, and to make sure that all national governing bodies follow strict standards for child abuse prevention, detection and investigation.
  • Extends Civil SOL to 10 years from discovery (currently 10 from injury); OR
  • If a minor, To 10 years after turning 18 (currently 3 years.)
  • The bill awaits the President’s signature.

 

Currently under consideration in the House is HR3942 Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act By: Rep Hartzler (R-MO)

  • Under the current VAWA law the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant is used to provide transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless , or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • HR 3942 would expand this grant program to include victims of sex trafficking.

 

Since we spoke yesterday, the House has passed legislation to overhaul sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill. 

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act)  The legislation:

  • Streamlines the process for reporting harassment;
  • Provides additional resources to staffers such as access to an advocate to provide legal advice and representation;
  • Establishes transparency requirements for taxpayer funded settlements; and
  • Requires members who agree to settlements to reimburse the government.
  • The bill has passed the House and is headed to the Senate

In The News Most Recent Articles

PPD: Washington High teacher convinced student to send sexual video to 'relieve his stress'

Published: 1/18/2019

A Washington High School teacher is in jail after allegedly convincing a student to send him an inappropriate video to help him "relieve his stress," according to a Pensacola Police Department arrest report. 

Mark Lua, 30, is charged with using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony and child cruelty-directly promoting sexual performance by a child.

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Escambia County 4-H Council puts on Boots and Badges event

Published: 5/19/2018

The Escambia County 4-H Council put its efforts behind a cause on Saturday!

It was the inaugural Boots and Badges Challenge.

The competition put military naval personnel against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in a timed obstacle course.

It was a day of family fun and many activities, including a petting zoo that featured exotic snakes and miniature ponies.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gulf Coast Kid's House.

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Association of Friday School Report Card Release With Saturday Incidence Rates of Agency-Verified Physical Child Abuse


S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act


Delayed reporting of sexual abuse is the norm, not exception: Guestview

The recent press surrounding Roy Moore and sexual abuse allegations highlights the crucial need for public education to show how vital it is that child sexual abuse is disclosed. Sadly, much of the conversation around the recent cases is the misconception that someone who was abused at 14 and didn’t disclose until adulthood was simply an opportunist.


Fred Levin Makes $200,000 Gift to Gulf Coast Kid's House

FRED LEVIN CONTINUES TO HONOR WIFE MARILYN KAPNER LEVIN

WITH $200,000 DONATION TO GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE ENDOWMENT

Pensacola, FL – August 4th, 2017 – Fred Levin recently donated $200,000 to ensure future operations of Gulf Coast Kid’s House. This is Levin’s second large investment into GCKH, made in honor of his late wife, Marilyn Kapner Levin. In 2003, Levin donated $500,000 to purchase and name the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Child Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention. 

Full Press Release Here

 


The Dragons Are Coming! Fourth Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House


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