HELPFUL LINKS

U.S. GAO - CHILD WELFARE : Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse by School Personnel

U.S. GAO - K-12 Education: Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools That Hired or Retained Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct

Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature 
by SESAME Board of Advisors member, Dr. Charol Shakeshaft

American Association of University Women
promoting education and equity for women and girls.

Women's Sports Foundation
advancing the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.

McGrath Training Solutions
Legally based training for schools, businesses, and organizations.

The McGrath Response System thoroughly addresses Title VI (discrimination based on race, color, and national origin), Title VII (sexual harassment in employment) and Title IX (discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in education), in addition to intake and investigation of bullying concerns. It covers student-to-student, student-to-staff, staff-to-staff, and staff-to-student issues and is complaint with the new Title IX Final Rule. Schools need to ensure that employees are trained so that those with authority to address harassment, misconduct, discrimination and bullying know how to respond appropriately, and other responsible employees know that they are obligated to report to appropriate school officials. Failing to identify, report, and investigate these behaviors can result in great harm to the students and staff and expose the district and the individual to legal liability. Training is offered for school administrators, school employees, parents and students.

Randi W. vs Muroc Joint Unified School District, et al
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA
In this case, we must decide under what circumstances courts may impose tort liability on employers who fail to use reasonable care in recommending former employees for employment without disclosing material information bearing on their fitness.

Gift From Within
Gift From Within, an international nonprofit organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Educational materials include videotapes, books and articles for clinicians, teachers, mental heath workers, EMS, nurses, doctors, and those experiencing PTSD.

What Survivors Need From Loved Ones
Providing Hope, information and support for survivors of sexual abuse, for their friends and for their families.

Male Survivor
We are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

National Organization of Victim Advocacy 
Services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere

National Center for Victims of Crime
One of the most comprehensive sites for victim information on the web.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

HRW: Hatred in the Hallways
International law establishes that every person, including youth, has the right to protection from physical and mental violence, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to an education, and the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly.

U.S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Products,Publications, Title IX.

NASDTEC
National Association State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification: State Department of Education contact information, Professional Practices Institute updates.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Provides resources on an array of sexual violence issues and links to state coalitions against sexual assault.

New York State Child Advocacy & Consultation Resource Center
Excellent links to national resources for child sexual abuse.

The National Crime Victims Bar Association
Helping victims pursue civil justice.

Susan Smith, Esq.
News, resources, references, statutes of limitations and links for sexual abuse victims and the lawyers representing them.

The Landskroner Foundation For Children
To advance and protect the rights of children and further children's issues.

SilentEdge
Abuse by coaches.

Survivor's Network for those Abused by Priests
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is a volunteer self-help organization of survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their supporters.

Safe Schools

CEPI Education Law Newsletter-TEACHER DISMISSAL FOR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

KidSafe Foundation