Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

Victims of childhood sexual abuse often keep silent or wait years to report the crime. What the case against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky can teach us about protecting children and helping victims recover.

Today is day three in the trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. He’s accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period starting in 1994. When the charges were first made public at the end of last year, a graduate of a prestigious New York city private school decided to revisit decades old alleged abuse incidents at his school. Last Sunday the New York Times published his piece. The number of responses to the article suggests that child sex abuse is much bigger problem than most acknowledge: Join us to discuss how to protecting children and teenagers from sexual abuse and how to help victims recover.

Guests

Frank Cervone

executive director, Support Center for Child Advocates.

Dr. Liza Gold

clinical professor of psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center
vice president, American Academy of Psychiatry & The Law

Amos Kamil

screenwriter, playwright, and brand strategist
1982 graduate, Horace Mann School

Dr Richard Gartner

a psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City,
author of " Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse"

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