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Texas Teachers are Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse

By Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH, CEO Darkness to Light and Jenna Quinn, MS, Founder of Jenna’s Law Jenna Quinn is a hero, and her courage is changing the lives of children in Texas. Sexually abused by her basketball coach, a family friend, Jenna remembers all too well the fear and shame that kept her silent. From age 12 to age 14, Jenna suffered through progressive violation of her trust and physical boundaries, followed by two more years of sexual abuse. The once outgoing, popular teenager …

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Educators who suspected child abuse say they were told to check with parents first

Excerpt from Omaha.com by Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau LINCOLN — A dispute sparked by a student arriving at school with a scratched face and dried, smelly feces on his hands and wrists wound up in court Monday. North Platte teacher Christie Copper and school guidance counselor Stephen Spiehs reported the late March incident to state authorities as suspected child abuse or neglect. On Monday, the two filed a complaint in Lincoln County District Court claiming that school administrators responded to the case by directing …

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Mandatory reporting needs to be a clear process

Source: Adam Sullivan with WCAX.com DANVILLE, Vt. – Noah Noyes has been in public education for nine years and says the safety of his students is paramount. “I certainly am dedicated to child safety,” he said. “That is my number one priority at all times.” But last year, the Danville High School principal’s judgment was called into question. Police cited him for failing to properly file a report after a student claimed a teacher had fondled her in class. Noyes spoke with the district superintendent …

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