Passing the Trash: A Parent's Guide to Combat Sexual Abuse/Harassment of Their Children in School

Passing the Trash: A Parent's Guide to Combat Sexual Abuse/Harassment of Their Children in School

by Ph.D. Charles J. Hobson

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Overview

Recent research indicates that nearly 10% of today's K-12 students--a stunning total of 4.5 million boys and girls--have been victimes of sexual abuse/harassment by educators in the seemingly safe and sheltered environment of their local schools. Writing from the perspective of a concerned parent and grandparent, while equally drawing upon his academic experience, expert witness work in discrmination cases, and ongoing research on sexual harassment in education, Dr. Charles J. Hobson has given parents, educational professionals, child advocates, and law enforcement personnel an indispensable and timely resource in the form of his new book, Passing the Trash: A Parent's Guide to Combat Sexual Abuse/Harassment of Their Children in School.
This informative guidebook seeks to educate parents and the broader commonity of grandparents, relativee, and caregivers, alerting them to the horrible reality of the pandemic of sexual abuse/harassment present in America's schools. Citing actual cases and distilling findings of authoritative studies into easy-to-understand summaries, Dr. Hobson offers a comprehensive assessment of the nefariuos ways in which child sexual abuse and harassment have been allowed to flourish in the school environment, while also detailing the various dynamics and influential forces that have allowed this problem to continue unabated for decades.
Passing the Trash delivers much more that data and statistical trends however. Dr. Hobson provides practical tools and proven methods for comating school-based sexual abuse/harassment. Included are aggressive strategies for confronting school officials and teachers, detailed information on protocols for filing and documenting complaints with government agencies and law enforcement officials, and specific advice about how to educate and protect one's children from sexual predators at school.
A 2010 report to Congress entitled, "K-12 Education: Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools That Hired or Retained Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct", cited the most outrageous and pervasive problem in this area was a phenomenon know as "passing the trash". This is a common, decades long practice whereby school systems encourage child sexual offenders to voluntarily resign in exchange for a positive letter of reference, no legally required reporting to police, and no disciplinary action. In such secret deals, child victims are not even acknowledged and certainly not given the counseling support they need to recover. In the wake of recent, ongoing sexual abuse scandals involving Penn State and the Catholic Church, there has never benn agreater need for parental vigilance and protective action. Passing the Trash will equip readers with the knowledge and tools needed to insure that they can take charge of their children's safety at school and shield them from educator sexual predators. It will also help create the public awareness and understanding necessary to bring this insidious problem under control.
The bottom line is, if you are interested in protecting your daughter or son from sexual abuse/harassment at school, then this book is required reading for you and other like-minded parents and grandparents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478309123
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Charles J. Hobson has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and is a Professor of Management at Indiana University NW. He has functioned as an expert witness in 39 courst cases involving workplance and educational sexual abuse/harassment. Charlie has conducted research on sexual harassment in education and co-authored a book about this problem in higher education called: The Lecherous University--What Every Student & Parent Should Know About the Epidemic of Sexual Harassment on Campus in 2002. He has also provided training and consutation services to 172 organizations, often involving how to prevent and correct sexual abuse/harassment. Over his 31 year career at Indiana University, Charlie has been an outspoken advocate for student rights, having filed six complaints against other professors at his school, one with the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education, and one with police, as well as providing sworn testimoney in a federal court case brought by a student against Indiana University and a sexually abusive professor.

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