Monday, February 26, 2018
Supporting Men > sexual abuse

We should lift the scab on sexual abuse

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2018/02/we-need-to-lift-the-scab-on-child-abuse-and-investigate-failure-of-the-state-marama-fox.html The Government should use this opportunity to look into the failings of the state to respond to institutionalised abuse. That would open up the inquiry to look at all institutions that failed in their responsibility to care for their children, and the governmental response once they knew about the abuse.

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Justice for all in sexual abuse accusations is complex

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-01-22/pope-apologizes-to-sexual-abuse-victims-for-comments-that-wounded-many In the latest twist to a saga that has gripped Chile, Francis said Barros, who is accused of protecting a notorious paedophile, would remain in his place in the diocese of Osorno because there currently was no credible evidence against him Last Thursday, a Chilean reporter managed to get close the

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Getting in the way of hearing children

http://theconversation.com/child-sexual-abuse-hearing-the-cry-for-help-is-not-always-a-simple-task-89599 The problem is that an allegation made in an anonymous counselling session is very different to a disclosure made to a teacher or social worker. In a ChildLine counselling session, the focus is on supporting the child. By contrast, teachers and social workers are duty bound to report disclosures and

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#Millions of #men #suffer in #silence

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/25/men-sexual-abuse-trauma-silence Research indicates that one in six men experienced sexual abuse at some point during their childhood, and this is probably a low estimate, as it doesn’t account for non-contact experiences, which can also have lasting effects. In addition, when thinking about the statistic, we need to acknowledge the barriers that

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 Listen. Be there. Communicate without judgment.

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/good-morning-show/the-impact-of-sexual-trauma-how-you-can-help/493004591 According to American Psychological Association, Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent. Most victims and perpetrators know each other. Immediate reactions to sexual abuse include shock, fear or disbelief. Victims may develop depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress

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#Political #Power #Sexual #Abuse

https://youtu.be/8iAOtfNzjS4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Capill On 23 March 2005 Capill appeared in the Christchurch District Court charged with indecently assaulting a girl aged under 12. On leaving the court he was assaulted ("punched and left whimpering on the ground") by local sickness beneficiary Daniel McNally, a former boxer.[3] The media referred to Capill, who was

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