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Read this roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention for September 2018.
Young people with developmental disabilities seek physical and emotional connections with others just like anyone else, but they are at higher risk of being sexually abused or assaulted by someone they know. I spoke with Dr. Laura Graham Holmes, a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, about how to help individuals with developmental disabilities advocate for themselves.
Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from January 2018.
For today's Flashback Friday post, I wanted to re-share a blog post on the consequences of victim blaming in cases of sexual assault by Violence Prevention Initiative Fellow Christine Forke Young, a relevant post in today's culture of #metoo.
I recently learned about a disturbing policy at Brigham Young University (BYU) that promotes victim blaming following sexual assault. We need to shift away from societal attitudes and policies that encourage blaming sexual assault victims and move toward placing the responsibility where it belongs – with the perpetrators of these crimes.