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“When Men Are Raped”

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This April 29, 2014 article on the Slate.com website talks about an issue often ignored by our society.  The issue is about the males who are raped and how the males who experience this either don’t report being raped, or feel they can’t say anything because of how society expects views the issue of rape and who the perpetrator and victim typically is.  I have always been aware that males could be victims of sexual assault, but I was not aware of the rate that it occurred.  this article clarified that for me, and also educated me about some eye opening information about who the perpetrator of the crime often is when males are raped, honestly I was surprised when I read the answer to that, it wasn’t what I was expecting.

*** Note … this article doesn’t portray sexual acts, but offers educational insight into statistics and information about who the victims and perpetrators are.  If you have been sexually assaulted I would advise caution when reading this, because it is possible for articles about assault to trigger memories even if the article doesn’t convey the specifics of the crime.  I ask that you take care of yourself and if you feel this could be a trigger for you, please skip reading it ****

Resource: “Front Porch Project®”

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This resource is a project called the Front Porch Project aimed at decreasing child abuse and neglect.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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This resource is a link to the National Child Abuse Prevention site that is sponsored in part by the Department of Health and Human Services

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English: Rib fractures in an infant secondary to child abuse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Improving the well-being of all children”

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This March 25, 2014 Philly.com Healthy Kids article reminds us that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month a time that should remind us to keep an eye on those less vulnerable and help those who are in harm’s way whether it be from physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse, these can all have life-long effects on those who are abused.

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English: Rib fractures in an infant secondary to child abuse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“New look at therapy for sexually abused teens”

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This March 23, 2014 Healthy Kids blog post appearing on the Philly.com website indicates that exposure therapy could be more effective in helping teen girls who have been sexually assaulted.

 

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“Lebanon County teens taught of dating turned violent”

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This February 10, 2013 article found on the Lebanon Daily News website talks about some of the problems teens are facing today when it comes to dating.  The article also talks about what is being done in Lebanon County, to try to help teens and their parents better understand the risks and look at ways to prevent teen violence while dating.

“Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories”

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This article found on Philly.com and dated January 18, 2012, talks about a recent study that may show that sleeping immediately after trauma may actually be worse than not sleeping right away after trauma regarding how embedded the memory of the trauma becomes on our minds.

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