Teaching Kids to Recognize Grooming

Republished from schoolcounselingbyheart.com When thinking about perpetrators of child sexual abuse, many people picture an image of a creepy stranger. Parents and schools generally do a pretty good job of teaching their kids about “stranger danger.” But this is not where most of the danger lies. The vast majority of sexual abusers are known to […]

Former teacher facing new sex assault charges

CJN Reports: Stephen Joseph Schacter, a former teacher at two Toronto-area Jewish day schools, was re-arrested this week in connection with several new sexual offences. Schacter, 55, was charged with one count of gross indecency, one count of sexual interference, one count of sexual exploitation and two counts of sexual assault. Police say the charges date […]

Former Toronto Day School Head Arrested On Child Porn Charges In California

Canadian Jews News Reports The one-time director of Leo Baeck School in Toronto was arrested in California earlier this month on child pornography charges. David Prashker, 60, was charged Feb. 22 with possession and distribution of child pornography and attempting to destroy evidence. Prashker served as director of Leo Baeck School from 2004 to 2008, […]

“Mommy, why don’t I know my uncles” The pain of incest

Dear God, It’s hard to feel and be in my life. I want to forget. I feel shattered. I feel broken. Today is my daughter’s sixth birthday. Six years of her having a safe, protective and loving environment. Six years of tender love from my husband and myself. Her voice was always heard, never crushed. […]

To my dear broken heart

To my dear brothers and sisters, to mothers, fathers, and any caregivers of young, precious, and innocent souls: I feel compelled to write about the vicious and cruel acts that were perpetrated against me. It’s hard to truly be honest about what he’s done to me, especially in a community that chooses sometimes to protect […]

Living- not just surviving

I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. That sentence sounds so official and intimidating as if it’s a diagnosis. As if that sentence is forever going to precede every action and every thought I ever have. And yes, once upon a time being a survivor was the most important thing I ever had to […]

Pomona Resident Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Child

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Joseph A. Tripodo, Troop F Commander Pomona Resident Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Child On January 26, 2016 the New York State Police in Haverstraw arrested YEHOSHUA NACHISON, age 32, of Pomona for subjecting a female child to sexual contact.  Nachison inappropriately fondled the child while she was visiting his residence […]

‘Hold court hearings in Leifer’s home’

Jewish News reports: Israeli judges are being urged to kickstart proceedings to extradite alleged sexual abuser Malka Leifer to Australia by setting up a courtroom in her home. Australian authorities are attempting to bring the former head teacher of the Adass Israel School back to the country to face charges of assaulting a number of […]

New Jersey Rabbi Now Behind Bars for Child Sexual Abuse

Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, former director of Chai Central Hebrew School in East Brunswick, New Jeresey, was sent to serve his sentence for indecent assault today at the Pike County Correctional Facility in Lords Valley, Pennsylvania. Goodman, 33, was convicted in October 2015 on two counts of indecent assault of a child under the age of […]

Convicted Pedophile Mendel Tevel Released from Jail

Menachem Tewel, 32, commonly known as Mendel Tevel, was released from prison today on good behavior after serving less than seven months of a one year sentence. Tevel was arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif. and extradited to Brooklyn, New York in October 2013 after a warrant was issued for his arrest for several counts of […]

Israeli Rabbi Indicted for Indecent Acts Against Boys

Rabbi Avraham Shemesh, a teacher in a Haredi school in Ashdod, allegedly fondled 13- and 14-year-old boys’ genitals. Haaretz.com Reports: The Southern District Prosecutor’s Office served an indictment on Monday in the Be’er Sheva District Court against Rabbi Avraham Shemesh, a teacher in an ultra-Orthodox school in Ashdod, for committing indecent acts against three of […]

Why I Don’t Use the Word ‘Forgiveness’ in Trauma Therapy

Op-Ed republished from GoodTherapy.com If the title of this article threw you off a bit, it’s OK—I understand why it would. After all, forgiveness is quite the hot topic. Religious leaders, spiritual gurus, and even some mental health professionals emphasize the importance of forgiveness as a part of finding true happiness and freedom. I get where they are coming […]

Israeli Filmmaker Helps Fellow Abuse Victims With Online ‘Toolkit’

Director and actress Noa Maiman was repeatedly sexually abused as a youth. Now, her online series – ‘Toolkit for Rape Recovery’ – offers advice to those who have suffered through similar experiences. Haarezt.com reports: Casually dressed, with no obvious makeup or styling, Noa Maiman looks straight into the camera.  Her eyes sad, her tone soft […]

Israel unable to extradite Australian educator wanted for sex abuse

Victims complain that court unable to advance proceedings against Malka Leifer, wanted for 74 counts of indecent acts and abuse at Jewish school, because of psychotic episodes Times of Israel reports. For more than a year, the State Attorney’s Office has been trying without success to extradite an ultra-Orthodox woman who is wanted in Australia […]