Lauren Book http://wlrn.org en Miami Sex Abuse Victim Finishes Fourth Walk Across Florida http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-sex-abuse-victim-finishes-fourth-walk-across-state <p></p><p><font face="Verdana, sans-serif" style="line-height: 1.5;"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Around this time of year, a lot of people walk to achieve the highly coveted yellow-polka-dot-bikini body</font></font><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Lauren Book walks to help mend lives.</font></font></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 12932 at http://wlrn.org Miami Sex Abuse Victim Finishes Fourth Walk Across Florida Lauren Book Tells Tale Of Tragedy To Help Other Sexual Abuse Survivors http://wlrn.org/post/lauren-book-tells-tale-tragedy-help-other-sexual-abuse-survivors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The person who robbed me of six years of my childhood wasn't a stranger, or even an acquaintance. My abuser was my live-in female nanny, someone who my parents trusted implicitly.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I know what you’re probably thinking: this is unimaginable. This would never happen to my family, or to my child, or in my house. But 90 percent of sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. When the victim is a child, the abuser is likely someone they – and their parents – not only know, but trust.</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:02:41 +0000 Lauren Book 9945 at http://wlrn.org Lauren Book Tells Tale Of Tragedy To Help Other Sexual Abuse Survivors Florida Wants You To Know: You Are Legally Responsible For Reporting Child Abuse http://wlrn.org/post/florida-wants-you-know-you-are-legally-responsible-reporting-child-abuse <p></p><p></p><p>The toughest child abuse reporting law in the nation went into effect in Florida last October.</p><p>It used to be that only parents or caregivers suspected of abuse had to be reported. &nbsp;</p><p>Now, anyone who suspects a child is being abused or neglected is required to report it regardless of the suspect. &nbsp;Failure to do so could lead to a felony charge resulting in a five year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 8460 at http://wlrn.org Florida Wants You To Know: You Are Legally Responsible For Reporting Child Abuse State Launches Public Awareness Campaign For Child Abuse Reporting Law http://wlrn.org/post/state-launches-public-awareness-campaign-child-abuse-reporting-law-0 <p></p><p>The toughest child abuse reporting law in the nation went into effect in Florida last October, and the state has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the legal obligation to report suspected abuse.</p><p>The new law was introduced in response to the scandal at Penn State University.&nbsp; Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of molesting children years after the abuse was discovered by staffers.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 8461 at http://wlrn.org State Launches Public Awareness Campaign For Child Abuse Reporting Law