Massachusetts lawmakers push bills to tackle “staggering but true” child abuse in schools
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Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Massachusetts Advocacy Briefing
MassKids and its Enough Abuse Campaign held a Virtual Advocacy Briefing webinar on Thursday, April 20th to educate citizens, policymakers and advocates about a package of bills aimed at preventing child sexual abuse in Massachusetts schools and youth-serving organizations. Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Natalie Blais discussed what these bills, which they have introduced, will accomplish. Several survivors of educator sexual abuse and child advocates explained why passage is so crucial. Learn how you can take action to support these bills.
Survivors and Advocates Speak Out at the MA State House
Survivors of child sexual abuse and advocates spoke out at the Massachusetts State House at the “Survivors Nest” event and legislative briefing, hosted by Senator Joan Lovely on April 11th. MassKids/Enough Abuse Director, Jetta Bernier and Senator Lovely described key bills that would prevent child sexual abuse in Massachusetts schools, and survivors including MassKids Board Member, Trish Kendall shared their stories and explained how training for school employees could help prevent future abuse and help protect children.
MassKids Partners with Prevent Child Abuse America on CDC Research Project to Evaluate the Effectiveness of State Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Laws
MassKids and its Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse is partnering with Prevent Child Abuse America on a CDC-funded project to evaluate the effectiveness of state laws and policies to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) perpetrated by adults.