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November 22, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Charlie Sheen Admits to Having HIV: Self-medicating, Substance Abuse and Mental Health

November 22, 2015 05:41 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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On November 17, 2015, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, viewers were shocked to hear actor Charlie Sheen disclose that he is HIV positive. After numerous reports of Mr. Sheen having over 700 women, many of his ex-lovers were livid about the confession leading some to panic. [More]

June 9, 2015
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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Duggars Speak Out After Scandal: Parents Minimize Sexual Abuse Within Family

June 9, 2015 07:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke out for the first time on June 4th since reports emerged of their son Joshua molesting five victims, including several of his sisters. It was revealed that the fifth victim was a babysitter for the family (The Kelly File, 2015).Throughout the interview, Megyn Kelly questioned both Jim Bob and Michelle on their thought processes and emotions, as well as a timeline of the events. The Duggar family has been well respected in the conservative Christian community. [More]

May 23, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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Summertime Safety: Beyond Bug spray, Bottled Water, and Backpacks

May 23, 2015 09:34 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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Summertime is known to be a time of relaxation, fun, family time, and long and lazy days. It is also a time when children are a little more independent, as they are off with friends, away at camp, on vacations and field trips, and learning and trying new things. Generally speaking, parents are prepared to send children on their adventures. Their backpacks are armed with bug spray, bottled water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and with extras of everything just in case. But what is often missed is the opportunity to arm them with safety from those who may try to harm them. [More]

February 3, 2015
by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses

February 3, 2015 07:55 by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC  [About the Author]

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January 28th, two former Vanderbilt football players were found guilty on all counts of aggravated rape of an unconscious woman. The details of the story as reported in the Tennessean (Barchenger & Walker, 2015) were horrific. The rape occurred 19 months ago. The football players had taken photos and video of their sadistic acts and shared them with friends. The victim, who had been drugged, was unaware that she had been assaulted until video surfaced. [More]

December 7, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Help for Sexual Assault Victims

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

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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]