child sexual abuse

child sexual abuse

The year in public health: Looking back on hard-won progress, looking ahead to new possibilities

2012 was a big year for public health. We saw advances in everything from nutrition to violence prevention to the media's coverage of these issues. What progress will we see in 2013?


News coverage of the Sandusky case: Lessons for advocates

Media coverage of violence and other public health issues tends to focus narrowly on individuals, overlooking the context for their actions. Continuing coverage of the Sandusky child sexual abuse case is proving an exception to that rule, yet it is not without shortcomings. Read more >


Child sexual abuse prevention advocates work to keep issue in media spotlight

Child sexual abuse has fallen out of the news cycle since Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse last month. Fortunately, children's advocates are working to remind readers that child sexual abuse doesn't end when a high-profile trial does. Read more >


As Sandusky trial progresses, what story are the media telling about child sexual abuse?

Reporting on child sexual abuse typically centers on courtroom play-by-plays, with little attention given to prevention or the role of institutions in fostering abuse. The Sandusky case gives the media an opportunity to change that. Are they taking it? Read more >


What do we talk about when we talk about Penn State?

Child sexual abuse isn't just about courtrooms and arraignments, but you wouldn't know it to read the newspaper: Too often, coverage focuses on the details of high profile cases but ignores the environments that fostered the abuse. Now we have an unprecedented opportunity to examine both at once. Read more >



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