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Child advocates urge safety for children this summer

Original article from the Delaware Cape Gazette may be viewed here. Attorney General Beau Biden has joined representatives from the Siegel JCC Delaware, YMCA of Delaware, Darkness to Light Foundation, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware to discuss steps summer youth programs can take to help keep children safe from harm and announced progress in the Stewards of Children child abuse prevention program, a statewide public, private, non-profit partnership to train adults to recognize and respond to signs of child sexual abuse. Over the next few …

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Home not a safe place for abused kids

Delaware State News by Craig Anderson DOVER — Earl Bradley and Jerry Sandusky are names the public recognizes as predators. But there are scores of less recognized names committing child abuse every day. And many are relatives or people who shares the homes of the children they are abusing. Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware officials said these abusers account for nearly 85 percent of cases. In Fiscal Year 2012, the CAC investigated 1,302 cases of reported child sex abuse cases — about 3.5 per day. “People are …

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AG Biden gets “Champion for Children” award

State Attorney General Beau Biden is the recipient of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware’s “Champion for Children” award. The chidrens’ advocacy group Friday presented Biden with the award in recognition of his creation of the state’s Child Predator Unit and Stewards of Children Program, and implementation of parts of the Adam Walsh Act. Adam Walsh, son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, was abducted from a Florida mall and killed in 1981. Full article made available on WDEL 1150AM Talk Radio, written by Frank Gerace

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Abuse scandals spur positive change

Before Jerry Sandusky grabbed headlines with allegations he’d sexually abused boys while Penn State University officials looked the other way, there were the headlines about pediatrician Earl Bradley, and questions about why years of complaints never revealed his sexual abuse of his patients. They weren’t the only examples Delawareans have seen in which people trusted to care for children were found to have abused them. There were the allegations of decades of abuse by priests in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Teachers too showed up …

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Time to talk about sex abuse. Recent high-profile cases raise awareness of what adults can do to help protect kids.

Sometime in 2009, a grand jury in Pennsylvania quietly began investigating child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky after a teen boy came forward to authorities and alleged the retired Penn State football coach touched him inappropriately over a four-year period. Later that same year in Delaware, Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted more than 100 patients, mostly girls younger than 3. Sandusky’s recent conviction on more than four dozen child sex abuse charges was a painful bookend to Bradley’s …

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AG Biden, DE Community Leaders Launch Prevention Initiative

Attorney General Beau Biden, child advocates, and community leaders in Delaware are on a mission to protect the children of the state from sexual abuse.  On Wednesday, AG Biden unveiled the plan to train 35,000 Delaware adults using D2L’s Stewards of Children in a joint press conference with Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk of Christ Church in Delaware City, YMCA of Delaware President Michael Graves, and Prevent Child Abuse Delaware Executive Director Karen DeRasmo. “It is not a child’s job to protect him or herself from …

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