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Reports and Research


A Case Study of School Employee Sexual Misconduct: Lessons Learned from Title IX Policy Implementation

Department of Justice School Safety Study, September 2017

A Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting

U.S. Department of Education, March 2017

Child Welfare: Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse by School Personnel

GAO-14-42: Published: Jan 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2014.


Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by School Personnel


Jan 30, 2014

Audio interview by GAO staff with Kay Brown, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security


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

GAO-11-200: Published: Dec 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2010.

Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature (2004)

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Under Secretary

Policy and Program Studies Service

By Charol Shakeshaft

Hofstra University and Interactive, Inc. Huntington, N.Y.


Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights




Harassment-Free Hallways



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.


Related Organizations


American Association of University Women

promoting education and equity for women and girls.


Child Welfare Information Gateway

A national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention identification, mandatory reporting statutes and treatment of child abuse and neglect.


Committee for the Safety of Foreign Exchange Students

CSFES raises public awareness and provides education related to the safety of exchange students to prospective and current exchange students, natural parents and school administrators, with a specific focus on educating exchange organizations and government agencies to ensure the protection of exchange students around the world.


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.


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


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.


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.


Susan Smith, Esq.

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


The National Crime Victims Bar Association

Helping victims pursue civil justice.


U.S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

Products,Publications, Title IX, File a Complaint


What Survivors Need From Loved Ones

Providing Hope, information and support for survivors of sexual abuse, for their friends and for their families.


Women's Sports Foundation

advancing the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.


Precedent Civil Cases


Randi W. vs Muroc Joint Unified School District, et al


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.


John Doe vs Porter Gaud: A sad commentary about Charleston S.C. area schools

Plaintiff's attorney brief: Click here to view

Defendant's attorney brief: Passing the Trash John Doe vs Porter Gaud


IL high court OKs suit on Unit 5's inaction on abuse | WGLT

A ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court today says the Unit Five school district, which fired a teacher over allegations of sexual misconduct, had a duty to warn another district where the teacher later found work.

JANE DOE-3 et al., Appellees, v. McLEAN COUNTY UNIT DISTRICT No. 5 BOARD OF DIRECTORS et al., Appellants.




McGrath Training Solutions

McGrath Training Solutions provides legally based training for schools, businesses, and organizations and 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. Their trainings go beyond compliance and provides the “how” of reporting including example cases, forms, and checklists. The system is consistent and easy-to-use and when implemented correctly will shift the culture around sexual harassment and misconduct and encourage reporting. Trainings are available for administrators, school staff, students and parents.

Founder: Mary Jo McGrath, Attorney at Law, S.E.S.A.M.E. Board of Advisors


Safe Schools Training (Also available in Spanish)

Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student

Author: Robert J. Shoop, educational law expert, S.E.S.A.M.E. Board of Advisors


Making Right Choices

"We partner with educational institutions to help them promote a healthy learning environment for students and those who serve them. Through organization-wide training, and face-to-face consultation, we foster coordinated communication among stakeholder groups to deepen their understanding of boundary violations, the value of risk prevention, resilience, and healthy interactions.”

Introduction & Demo

Glenn Scott Lipson, Ph.D, A.B.P.P. , Founder and CEO, S.E.S.A.M.E. Board of Advisors


KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe provides primary prevention education to educators, parents and children, grades K through 5.  The adult education is provided via eLearn trainings, live online trainings as well as in-person. KidSafe’s Stay KidSafe! curriculum is available to educators and school districts nationwide for Personal Safety education, meeting various national and state mandates for child sexual abuse prevention education.


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