Diane

Legal Tools for Sexual Assault Survivors

There is an excellent article written by Claire Harwell, JD, the former Division Director of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Violence Against Women Office. Since many survivors have asked about legal remedies, Dr. Harwell provides an excellent overview of some of the remedies that are available. This information gives a sexual assault survivor several options that may not have been considered.  Shown below is an excerpt of her article.

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Child Abuse and Youth Violence

If you want to understand the underlying causes of youth violence, look at how many of America’s young children are treated at home. Child abuse increases the chances a child will become violent because it interrupts their normal emotional, social, and intellectual development. Listed below are ways in which child abuse can shape aggressive behavior.1