Steve Brown

Traumatic Stress Institute

Steve Brown, Psy.D. is a psychologist and Director of the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers and Coordinator of the Risking Connection Training Program. He is former Board chair of Stop It Now!, a leading national child sexual abuse prevention organization. He is a long-time sexuality educator/trainer and co-author of Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth, a sexuality education curricula used internationally by agencies and schools serving high risk youth. Go to www.stopitnow.org for many resources on what to do as an adult if you have suspicions about sexual abuse happening to a child.


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Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse: The Questions Raised by the Penn State Scandal

Steve Brown

In any particular abuse situation there is an abuser, a victim, and (almost always) bystanders. This is true in bullying, street violence, as well as child sexual abuse. One of the most important questions that the Penn State situation, and cases like it, raise is -- what is it about the nature of intimate sexual violence that stops so many bystanders from taking action?

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