Center for the Jewish Future Hosts Conference for Rabbis on Addressing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Jewish Communities On February 25, Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future hosted an educational and training session for rabbinic leadership focusing on the unique challenges of addressing and preventing child sexual abuse in religious communities. The conference…
Through a new and comprehensive program at Yeshiva University established to understand and address school policies and procedures in the detection and reporting of child abuse, the findings of a groundbreaking survey of Jewish day and high schools from across North America will be presented at a forum at the University’s Wilf Campus on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15. Jewish day and high school administrators, teachers, rabbis and mental health professionals will dialogue and discuss strengths, needs and practical strategies for schools to support child safety at the program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Weissberg Commons, 2495 Amsterdam Ave. (at 184 St.) in the Washington Heights section of New York City.
Cardozo Advocates for Kids, a student organization at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, has launched a Web site, www.sol-reform.com, to aid victims of childhood sexual abuse and be a resource in the national grassroots movement to eliminate the statutes of limitations for childhood sexual abuse.
By law in a majority of states, teachers and administrators must report suspected cases of child abuse involving students. But how does an educator become trained to recognize abuse? And how can a school create an environment in which a child feels safe enough to come forward when abused?