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Articles July 2012 Thru September 2012

August 31, 2012

California: Conversion Therapy Ban Passes, Heads to Gov. Brown

California lawmakers officially passed a bill to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors, with Gov. Jerry Brown expected to sign the legislation.

The bill prevents licensed psychologists and therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under the age of 18. California is the first state to pass outlaw this practice.

September 16, 2012

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation.

September 18, 2012

IL: District 203 toughens policy on reporting suspected abuse

Naperville Unit District 203 officials plan to strengthen their policy on reporting potentially abused and neglected children in light of recent allegations that administrators in a neighboring district did not immediately report a possible sex abuse case.

September 21, 2012

DE: Child Welfare Legislation Outlaws Spanking

When Governor Jack Markell signed into law Senate Bill 234 on September 12, 2012, Delaware became the first state in the in the nation to effectively outlaw corporal discipline of children by their parents.

September 23, 2012

NJ: Conversion therapy for gay kids: Treatment or child abuse?

Assemblyman Tim Eustace, plans to introduce a bill this week to outlaw so-called "gay conversion therapy" for licensed practitioners who perform it on minors, even with parental permission. New Jersey would be only the second state to do so, after California.

September 24, 2012

Oklahoma Mega church Pastor Sorry for Delayed Reporting of Child Sex Abuse-

The pastor of an Oklahoma mega church said during a weekend service she was disappointed that church employees took two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, and urged members to promptly speak up about sexual abuse.

September 26, 2012

VA: New state law makes many more people 'mandated reporters'

"This is significant; the available reports have vastly been increased because of the law," said Glenn Sullivan, who heads the Amherst County office of the Department of Social Services and who himself was a child-abuse investigator for 12 years. "This is all a result of Penn State."