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  • Emily Diana
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    - Justice Denied for Abused Children -

    "Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last week that adds compensated public school coaches to the list of professionals, including teachers, required to report to authorities suspected cases of child sexual abuse and other maltreatment. This leaves uncovered some (but not all) private and parochial school coaches, volunteer coaches and college-level coaches. And it does nothing to elevate New York’s low ranking when it comes to providing justice to the victims of child sexual abuse. That shabby distinction is directly related to the state’s failure to extend its severely short statute of limitations in child-sexual-abuse cases.

    Serious abuse cases involving institutions like Yeshiva University High School for Boys, Horace Mann and Penn State show that it can take years before victims are emotionally and psychologically ready to come forward. Many states have made changes to better align their statutes of limitation with that practical reality. But not New York, where people have just until age 23 in most circumstances to bring a claim against their abusers." ...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/op...children-.html

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  • Emily Diana
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    - Take disclosures of sexual abuse seriously, victim says -

    "People who hear disclosures of sexual abuse have an obligation to take the allegations seriously, said a victim of the disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

    The remarks from Aaron Fisher, known as Victim 1 in the Sandusky indictment, closed out a three-day conference on human trafficking and violent crime here. Fisher, who wrote a book two years ago with his mother and his psychologist, said children need to know that the perpetrators of sexual violence will not be protected.

    "It's happening in big numbers, everywhere," said Fisher, now 20. "And the monsters who are doing this get away with it because kids are afraid to tell."

    Fisher first told his principal in 2008 about the repeated sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Sandusky, but the coach wasn't charged until 2011. ...

    Hennessy (Aaron's mother) told the advocates, police and health care workers attending the conference that they must work on the side of the victims. She, her son and Gillum (Aaron's psychologist) said children must be taught about boundaries and taught to tell an adult they trust if those boundaries are violated.

    Adults must stay on the side of the children, Hennessy said.

    "If a child comes to you, don't ever, ever discourage them from talking," Gillum said. "It devastates them."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ting/14108371/

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  • broncoslover115
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    Originally posted by Emily Diana View Post
    I received this reply after posting on the OWN Facebook page:

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network: Hi Emily, Unfortunately OWN shows are not streamed online. However we do air videos and clips on the website after the show airs. And you can always check the TV app to find out when a show will air again on TV: http://bit.ly/1ilm934 OWN-Jen

    I will miss it again, but if I am reading the OWN TV schedule correctly, it looks like the interview is repeated tomorrow night (20th) at 8 PM and 11 PM., for anyone interested.

    http://www.oprah.com/app/own-tv.html
    It's too bad that they don't have the entire interview online. The interview is crucial for parents to understand the "grooming process" that perps use to molest children.

    One thing that people don't understand is that child molesters groom the community first. That means that they set up the community to believe that they are upstanding members of the community in which they operate. They need to do this so they can gain access to children without the community sensing something's wrong. Sandusky was a master at this. This interview by Matthew talked about how Sandusky was able to do this.

    He was so good at this that the school turned a blind eye, the coach turned a blind eye and his freaking wife turned a blind eye. Unfortunately, people turning a blind eye happens every day. Why? Because don't we ALWAYS hear, "not him! He is a pillar of the community." ......CASE CLOSED

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  • Emily Diana
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    I received this reply after posting on the OWN Facebook page:

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network: Hi Emily, Unfortunately OWN shows are not streamed online. However we do air videos and clips on the website after the show airs. And you can always check the TV app to find out when a show will air again on TV: http://bit.ly/1ilm934 OWN-Jen

    I will miss it again, but if I am reading the OWN TV schedule correctly, it looks like the interview is repeated tomorrow night (20th) at 8 PM and 11 PM., for anyone interested.

    http://www.oprah.com/app/own-tv.html

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  • ebsoria
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    Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
    Sorry Emily, couldn't find a way to watch the entire thing. Oprah has clips of the interview on her website, but no videos of the entire interview. Bummer
    That's been my results too.

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  • broncoslover115
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    Sorry Emily, couldn't find a way to watch the entire thing. Oprah has clips of the interview on her website, but no videos of the entire interview. Bummer
    Last edited by broncoslover115; 07-18-2014, 09:40 AM.

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  • Emily Diana
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    Thank you for your help, broncoslover115. I appreciate it - and I'm still looking as well. So far, I've seen just a few snippets of the interview on the OWN site or YouTube.
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    - Jerry Sandusky's Son Matt Talks To Oprah Winfrey About Alleged Abuse -
    (Note: The article may be triggering or difficult to read for some.)

    "Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of ____ sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives two years ago.

    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING STORY INCLUDES GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

    Matthew Sandusky spoke on "Oprah Prime" about abuse he says occurred when Jerry Sandusky would tuck him in during overnight stays at the Sandusky home in central Pennsylvania, after being instructed to wear only underwear or blue mesh shorts.

    Jerry Sandusky would tickle, blow on his belly and wrestle on the floor, he said, and the encounters would gradually become more sexual." ...

    He told police he came forward to correct the record from his own grand jury testimony.

    "So that they can really have closure and see what the truth actually is. And just to right the wrong, honestly, of going to the grand jury and lying," Matt Sandusky said two years ago. He was not called to testify, and Jerry Sandusky has not been charged with any crime in relation to his adopted son. ...

    Matthew Sandusky said he recognized elements of his own abuse when he sat through courtroom testimony by a young man described in court as Victim 4, someone he knew better than any of the other seven who testified at the trial. Sandusky was convicted of various types of abuse of 10 boys, including all eight who testified. ...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07...n_5595562.html

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  • broncoslover115
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    Originally posted by Emily Diana View Post
    Does anyone know if the OWN (network) shows are online anywhere? I really want to see tonight's Matt Sandusky interview but do not have a television right now. And I do not know anyone that gets that channel and could tape it for me. *sigh* I have looked and cannot find whether it is available online or even if it will be repeated. Any help appreciated. Thank you!
    Emily, I have it taped on my DVR but I don't know how to make a tape of it. I will also look tomorrow to find out if there is a way to get it online from the OWN NETWORK or if there's an link. I can't find it on my phone.

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  • Emily Diana
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    Does anyone know if the OWN (network) shows are online anywhere? I really want to see tonight's Matt Sandusky interview but do not have a television right now. And I do not know anyone that gets that channel and could tape it for me. *sigh* I have looked and cannot find whether it is available online or even if it will be repeated. Any help appreciated. Thank you!

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  • Emily Diana
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    Originally posted by ebsoria View Post
    I saw this and am actually thinking about recording it. Thanks for the share, Emily Diana!!
    You're welcome, Eric. I hope the interview helps as many kids and parents as I believe it can! I'm so proud of Matt for doing what he can to help others through his story. Coming forward must have been so difficult for him -- as with the other victims of his (adopted) f*ther's abuses -- imagining the disbelief he will face of many PSU faithful and the wrath of his (adoptive) family members still in denial and covering for that pedophile.

    "Why Oprah Believes Every Parent Needs to Watch Her Interview with Matthew Sandusky"

    http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahprime/...ylist_id=51854

    Reminder for those interested: The interview airs Thursday, July 17th, 9 p.m. ET/PT. I do not know if it will be aired again on another date.

    Edited to correct: Matt is the *adopted* son of the Sandusky's.
    Last edited by Emily Diana; 07-16-2014, 07:40 PM.

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  • ebsoria
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    Originally posted by Emily Diana View Post
    - Jerry Sandusky's son, Matt, talks alleged abuse allegations with Oprah Winfrey -

    Matt Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, tells Oprah Winfrey in a forthcoming interview that his alleged abuse was a bedtime "ritual."

    "Jerry Sandusky's adopted son sat down with Oprah Winfrey in his first-ever televised interview, which is set to air July 17 on the OWN network.

    Matt Sandusky, 35, met Jerry and his wife, Dottie, through the former assistant Penn State football coach's charity, Second Mile. He was eventually adopted by the family.

    Matt told police in 2012, just days after the start of Sandusky's trial, that he was molested by him as a child. Sandusky was eventually convicted 45 counts of child abuse and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison." ...

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/...9321404867357/
    I saw this and am actually thinking about recording it. Thanks for the share, Emily Diana!!

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  • Emily Diana
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    - Why Survivors Need Each Other -

    While childhood abuse is common, open talk about the struggle to live, love, and parent well after being raised in h*ll is rare.

    “If I was dissociating, I wouldn’t feel so anxious,” she said.

    “Or you might, but you just wouldn’t know it,” I replied.

    We laughed the PTSD laugh.

    This is how survivors talk to one another. We don’t flashback together or complain about our parents. We talk about how our present day symptoms (numbness, anxiety, nightmares, and fearfulness) are like gum in the hair, leaks in the roof, and jack hammers to the nervous system that won’t be ignored.

    Developmental trauma is a newer phrase, like Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which means the trauma was repeated at the hands of loved ones throughout childhood, and it’s complicated." ...

    http://www.rolereboot.org/life/detai...GHWDU.facebook

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  • Emily Diana
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    - Jerry Sandusky's son, Matt, talks alleged abuse allegations with Oprah Winfrey -

    Matt Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, tells Oprah Winfrey in a forthcoming interview that his alleged abuse was a bedtime "ritual."

    "Jerry Sandusky's adopted son sat down with Oprah Winfrey in his first-ever televised interview, which is set to air July 17 on the OWN network.

    Matt Sandusky, 35, met Jerry and his wife, Dottie, through the former assistant Penn State football coach's charity, Second Mile. He was eventually adopted by the family.

    Matt told police in 2012, just days after the start of Sandusky's trial, that he was molested by him as a child. Sandusky was eventually convicted 45 counts of child abuse and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison." ...

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/...9321404867357/

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  • Emily Diana
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    - Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch! -

    "Just over three months ago, we at Speak Your Silence launched our cornerstone campaign, called "The Stitch," via our first product, The Stitch kit. Since then, our jaws have dropped and our heart strings have been tugged by the stories we've heard and images we've seen from individuals across the country who have uniquely added The Stitch to their shoes, ball caps and backpacks, shared using #TheStitch hashtag.

    One comment that simply stopped us in our tracks came from a young woman named Tori who said, "I would be dead if I never found your website and I wouldn't be celebrating my 21st birthday in two weeks. Thank you so much."

    A couple weeks later, our minds were blown by a man named Tim who, to celebrate his birthday, posted an amazing video titled, "The Stitch -- My Secret Is No More," showing himself adding The Stitch to his Boston Red Sox hat while sharing his story publicly for the first time in over 30 years.

    To build on the early success and impact of The Stitch, we knew we needed to establish national leadership. So, today we announced that we have appointed Liz Thompson and Dr. Shannon Austin to Speak Your Silence's Board of Directors." ...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-p...b_5545838.html

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  • Emily Diana
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    - 552 Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation Identified by HSI so Far in 2014 -

    "More than 550 victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation have been identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in the first eight months of fiscal year 2014. The victims were identified during the course of HSI-led or jointly led child exploitation investigations ranging from the production and distribution of online child pornography to child sex tourism. Of the 585 children identified this fiscal year as part of HSI international investigations into child sexual exploitation, 430 victims were located in the United States in nearly every corner of the country. Slightly more girls were victimized than boys: 288 girls versus 264 boys.

    Investigators at the HSI Cyber Crimes Center say that these shocking statistics are a reminder about how dangerous the Internet can be and that summer is a good time for parents to talk to their children about online safety. "Summer vacation is a time when children and teens often have more access to the Internet, making this a good time to talk about how to stay safe online," said Patrick Redling, unit chief of the center's child exploitation investigations unit." ...

    http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/s...mEidImMyyKY6Ng

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