Did you know it’s against the law to not report child abuse? Three school administers in Tennessee learned this lesson the hard way and were arrested and indicted for failing to report abuse perpetrated by one child against others. They face a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail for not reporting the incident to proper …continue reading the rest of Possible Jail Time for Teachers that Didn’t Report Abuse
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Mike Rice, the men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University, was fired this morning after a video of him physically and verbally accosting student athletes went public. Throughout the 2.5 minute video (shared below) we see the former coach grab, hit and assault players on multiple occasions. He even goes so far as throwing a basketball at the back of an athlete’s head during practice.
And the abuse didn’t stop there. Although the sound has been edited by ESPN, it’s clear that Mike Rice also enjoyed verbally abusing his team as well. On several instances he can be heard swearing at the players and showering them …continue reading the rest of [Video] Rutger’s Coach Physically Abuses Student Athletes
Almost 8 months ago I wrote an article about 3 trends in child abuse scandals. Regardless of whether abuse occurs at the hands of a childcare provider, a clergyperson, a swim coach, or a family member, I feel there are 3 very clear similarities. For starters, the victim is always trapped in …continue reading the rest of Hero Delusions: Where Penn State Went Wrong
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
In an era of heated political debates, finger pointing, and all-around disagreement and discontent, it’s rare to find something nearly everyone can agree on. Keeping registered sex offenders away from the vulnerable and defenseless, however, is something most folks agree on. Unfortunately, keeping registered sex offenders …continue reading the rest of Is Your Organization a Haven for Sex Offenders?
An ex-Boy Scout camp director and YMCA water safety instructor accused of filming and distributing child pornography entered a guilty plea this past Tuesday on three of the seven counts he is facing. Similar accusations have been made against dozens of coaches with USA Swimming in the last year as well. In fact, it seems as if horrifying stories like this are coming from every possible direction: sports teams, churches, high schools, and even daycare centers.
While the pain and torment experienced by all of the victims is …continue reading the rest of 3 Trends in Child Abuse Scandals
I just finished reading a very interesting article from the New York Times: Keeping Kids Safe From the Wrong Dangers. Here’s an excerpt that I think summarizes the message nicely:
“[T]he five things most likely to cause injury to children up to age 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are: car accidents, homicide (usually at the hands of someone they know), child abuse, suicide or drowning. And what are the five things that parents are most worried about (according to surveys by the Mayo Clinic)? Kidnapping, school snipers, terrorists, dangerous strangers and drugs.” Lisa Belkin – NYTimes.com
It’s a natural, human reaction to fear and prepare for the worst possible scenario, often at the expense of failing to prepare for the most likely scenario. As the author explains, parents choose to drive their kids to school in lieu of having them walk alone, because of the fear their child might be …continue reading the rest of Risk Management: Are we missing the mark?