Donna’s Law and Florida Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Claims: Is It Enough?

Donna’s Law and Florida Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Claims: Is It Enough?

The word “high school” can evoke many different emotions. The butterflies a freshman feels when her crush asks her to homecoming. The uncontainable excitement that rushes through the student body during a pep rally. The nervous elation upperclassman experience while...
The Hope of Post-traumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

The Hope of Post-traumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

Traumatic events haunt some people for their entire lives. Survivors who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may relive the trauma through flashbacks and dreams; they may struggle with their relationships and in their jobs; they may numb their emotions...
Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Trauma has the power to derail lives. People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or life-threatening event may experience chronic struggles with relationships, jobs, and physical and emotional health. And...
Low Marks for Higher Ed: The Epidemic of Sexual Violence in Colleges and Universities

Low Marks for Higher Ed: The Epidemic of Sexual Violence in Colleges and Universities

College-aged students occupy one of the highest risk categories for sexual assault. According to RAINN, a national anti-sexual violence organization, 23.1% of female undergraduates and 5.4% of male undergraduate experience some form of sexual violence. Further, only...
K-12 Schools Fail to Respond to Students’ Claims of Sexual Assault

K-12 Schools Fail to Respond to Students’ Claims of Sexual Assault

Primary and secondary schools are educating our youth in more than academics. Research from the American Association of University Women reveals 48% of surveyed students in grades 7 – 12 experienced sexual harassment during their school year. According to RAINN, a...