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Protecting Children Begins with YOU

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month draws to a close, Darkness to Light issues a call to action to all adults in our community. It is our collective responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse, and we can start by ensuring our local youth-serving organizations implement policies and procedures that support this endeavor. Many businesses are now taking comprehensive steps to better protect the children they serve. Churches, youth centers, recreational facilities, and education providers nationwide have joined the movement as D2L Partners in Prevention. …

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Jolie Logan, President & CEO of Darkness to Light, reflects on 2012 and looks ahead to 2013 in this feature interview by The Post & Courier

Darkness to Light leader looks ahead after high-profile sex abuse cases By Jennifer Berry Hawes, The Post & Courier - posted Saturday January 5, 2013 Photo: (Brad Nettles/postandcourier.com) 12/31/12 Just weeks after Logan was named president and CEO of the child sexual abuse prevention group, a yearlong onslaught of headlines began to reveal everything from horrific locker room shower assaults at Penn State to porn and masturbation sessions with summer campers at The Citadel. And it didn’t stop with Sandusky and ReVille. Longtime BBC children’s television …

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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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The whole story of child sexual abuse affects everyone

Jerry Sandusky’s recent verdict isn’t the whole story. Skip Reville’s sentencing isn’t the whole story. Horace Mann (“Prep School Predators,” June 6 New York Times) isn’t the whole story. Adam Sandler’s new movie, “That’s My Boy,” isn’t the whole story. The Catholic Church isn’t the whole story. These high-profile national stories may appear to create a perfect storm of child sexual abuse. But they are merely a “Foreword” in a much deeper, troubling saga of one of the most heinous crimes in our society.   …

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D2L CEO, Jolie Logan, presents at annual meeting of Attorneys General in Alaska

On June 20th Jolie spoke at the annual AG meeting in Anchorage Alaska.  With the issue of child sexual abuse on top of mind of all Americans but especially on those who are responsible for law enforcement and criminal justice, Jolie called on the AGs to use their voice and influence to get others in their state involved in prevention and to insist that youth serving organization’s use education and policy to raise the bar in how we care for our children.  Jolie impressed upon …

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NY Times Parenting Blog, Motherlode, mentions D2L

KJ Dell’Antonia is a lead blogger for the NY Times parenting blog called Motherlode, Adventures in Parenting.  KJ’s blog post today, The Sandusky Verdict: Who Would Believe a Kid focuses on what parents can do to help prevent child sexual abuse. Jolie Logan of D2L says, “organizations must have policies requiring that anyone who sees something must report. It has to be a condition of employment. Every adult needs to know the facts and know the signs, so they are more confident and empowered to speak …

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New Adam Sandler movie “That’s My Boy” glorifies outdated views on healthy sexuality

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOLIE LOGAN (W): 843-965-5444 X 27 New Adam Sandler movie “That’s My Boy” glorifies outdated views on healthy sexuality. CHICAGO, IL, June 7, 2012 – Numerous media outlets are reporting that Adam Sandler’s new movie “That’s My Boy” makes light of statutory rape in its depiction of a thirteen-year old boy’s sexual relationship with his teacher at school. That relationship results in the teacher’s pregnancy, a jail sentence, and Sandler’s character being forced to raise the child himself.  When the …

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Alliance Seeks to Make Child Sexual Abuse Prevention a National Priority; New Federal Policies Needed

Three national organizations combatting child sexual abuse (CSA) are working diligently in an alliance to support and enhance federal government policies and procedures that will make CSA prevention a national priority. Darkness to Light, Stop It Now!, and Prevent Child Abuse America have created the CSA Prevention Alliance (Alliance) to introduce a new national standard for CSA prevention and intervention. The Alliance supports federal agencies in finding ways to integrate child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention policies and practices into schools, child/youth-serving organizations, law enforcement …

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Sex-abuse victims urged to seek help

Sex-abuse victims urged to seek help By Glenn Smith With the sexual molestation case against coach Louis “Skip” ReVille likely to grow, a local youth treatment center wants parents to know that help is available and hope is not lost. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center in Charleston has reached out to the many places where ReVille worked and volunteered over the past decade, offering advice and assistance in treating potential victims. The agency offers medical exams, counseling and other help free of charge, said …

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D2L Op-Ed, Charleston SC

Reducing sex abuse of children BY JOLIE LOGAN Sunday, November 6, 2011 Last week’s allegations of child sexual abuse against a local assistant principal and coach have brought shock, dismay and outrage. The accused was in a position of trust, and our tri-county community is in search of answers. There may be a rush to question the motives of anyone who works with children. We ask how crimes like these could go unnoticed. And, for many parents, a pressing concern is “what do we say …

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