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August 10, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW


Camille Cosby: Co-Conspirator? Faithful Wife? Abuse Victim?

August 10, 2015 09:46 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

Camille Cosby has declared that her husband, Bill, is a kind and good man She dismisses accusations that he is, in fact, a serial rapist. According to recent count, 47 women, dating all the way back to 1969, claim the comedian maneuvered them into situations that resulted in non-consensual sex. Mr. Cosby, himself, has admitted, in depositions that were opened by court order, that he has, without permission, used quaaludes, which are sedatives and hypnotics, to ensure the success of his seductions. [More]

June 23, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D


Spring Break Gang Rape Watched by Hundreds: The Bystander Effect

June 23, 2015 13:20 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

In March of 2015, while onlookers drank and partied, a young woman was brutally raped by three male college students. Later in April of 2015, while watching the news, the young victim recognized her tattoos in the video that portrayed the violent rape. It was then she realized, it was her that was being violated. Was it a flood of emotion or numbness that she felt as she watched her body being publicly abused? To worsen matters, there were hundreds of people within feet of the cr [More]

February 19, 2015
by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC


The Atrocities of Boko Haram and Isis ARE Happening in America

February 19, 2015 07:55 by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

In the last year, the chilling actions of ISIS and Boko Haram have shocked many. Americans have questioned their barbaric practices and lack of regard for women. It is hard to imagine something like that happening in America. As stories of survivors are released, hearts sink when they hear of women and children being forced into marriage and raped by militants (Those, 2014). But what if these same injustices were happening in the United States? Perhaps they are. [More]

December 7, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

helpfor sexual assault victims

Help for Sexual Assault Victims

December 7, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

helpfor sexual assault victims
What do you think of when you hear the words "sexual assault?" What comes to your mind when you are talking about the issue? Is it something that comes up in conversation at all, or do you try to avoid it on a regular basis because it's such an uncomfortable topic to explore? Have you or a loved one experienced sexual assault? Sadly, many people in the United States and around the world have been affected by sexual assault, either because it has happened to them or because it has happened to someone that they love and care about. [More]