How should communities address child sexual abuse? It's a question that has been raised in recent weeks after Hilton elementary school principal was charged with sexually abusing his students. State Police say there are now 11 victims at Northwood Elementary School, all boys, between the ages of 8 and 12. The principal, Kirk Ashton, faces a number of charges, including first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.
How can children, families, and the community heal? And what can be done to better screen for possible predators? How can abusers be reformed? Our guests answer these questions and more. Our guests:
- Deb Rosen, executive director of Bivona Child Advocacy Center
- Stefanie Szwejbka, manager of community education at Bivona Child Advocacy Center
- Elizabeth Murray, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics, and pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital
- Renee Sorrentino, M.D., medical director of the Institute for Sexual Wellness, and clinical assistant professor at Harvard Medical School