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October 16, 2019

When many of us think about domestic violence, we likely consider how it impacts the adult victim. Yet if there are children in the home, domestic violence affects them, too — even if they are not subject to the abuse themselves.  It is important to understand these ef...

May 31, 2017

Across Western Pennsylvania, school is letting out for the summer this week, and many parents are taking advantage of this time to talk to their kids about what they want to do over their break.  While scheduling fun is an important part of any summer plan, parents sho...

November 11, 2015

At least once a week, we see a headline in the local or national news discussing the latest case of child sexual assault (or rape).  Invariably, these articles will refer to the accused “having sex with” the minor.  This sort of story is seen routinely in newspapers an...

July 8, 2015

In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court issued a number of important rulings.  Two of these decisions — on healthcare subsidies and marriage equality — have commanded the lion’s share of attention from the press and public. But a decision on a more obscu...

May 27, 2015

Last week, we learned that Josh Duggar (one of the stars of the television show 19 & Counting) had molested five young girls, including 4 of his sisters, when he was a teenager.  The outrage and backlash was immediate, with Josh resigning from the Family Research Counc...

April 29, 2015

If you’re a parent, chances are that you’ve wondered how to talk to your children about complicated topics like sexual abuse, dating violence, online safety and more.  At Blackburn Center, we recognize that talking about these issues with your children can be challengi...

March 18, 2015

For many victims of sexual assault, it may take years — or even decades — for them to fully come to grips with what they have experienced, and to acknowledge that they were sexually assaulted. This is also true for childhood victims of sexual assault, who may have not...

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