Child Sexual Abuse
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Child welfare woes

Compassion | Texas struggles to find a workable safety solution for foster kids
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/18/19, 06:16 pm

As a former foster parent and Christian child-placement agency worker in Texas, Angie Kline spent time in the early 2000s with girls who had lived in larger group homes. She said the teenage girls were upfront about the sexual experimentation that happened in those settings. “They’re so set up with emotional need that any kind of sexual interaction is really distorted for them,” Kline said. “So, the more kids you have with those kinds of issues, the more chance you have of sexual acting out.”

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Facebook/GRACE–Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

Boz Tchividjian steps down at GRACE

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/16/19, 10:55 am

Boz Tchividjian announced on Saturday that he plans to go into private law practice after leading an organization to help churches respond to abuse allegations.

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Bait and switch

Society | Mormon leaders change their stance on a conversion therapy ban
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/06/19, 06:48 pm

Mormon leaders in Utah last week announced their support for a ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors who identify as LGBT. The proposed state regulation would prohibit licensed therapists from providing counseling that might result in minors renouncing their homosexuality or transgender identity.

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