(The stories are true, but the names have been changed.) To make matters worse, one afternoon, Jamie, who was 16 at the time, walked into the master bedroom at her boyfriend’s house and saw her mother having sex.
Jamie called her dad, who immediately called a divorce lawyer.
© Al Turtle 2005 Amazingly this is a very common occurrence, and there is something you can do.
I am particularly familiar with this as I am the kind of guy who can talk with someone about intimate subjects for 60 hours, or more, straight.
The NCJW/Essex Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Project is a multi-media presentation for high school students as well as a community awareness program.
Our volunteers go into freshman high school health classes and present a two-day program with the goals to: We also present community and parent workshops to raise awareness about teen relationship abuse.
The TDAA parent workshops discuss how to identify the physical and virtual red flags of abuse, how to start a non-judgmental dialogue with children and how to help teens safely leave an unhealthy relationship.
Civic organizations, religious groups or community agencies can reach out to the TDAA Project for a free 45-minute multimedia presentation in your location.
“Because these stories are so tragic,” Kuczmarski says, “a lot of people don’t share them.” Joshua Coleman, is co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families who runs a webinar for parents who want to improve relations with their adult children.
Kay Rizzo’s daughter, Jamie, has barely spoken to her in 10 years. A decade ago, as the fissures grew deeper in her marriage, she found herself desperately craving some affection.
Stupidly — in hindsight — Kay had an affair with the father of Jamie’s boyfriend.
O'Grady was also a habitual child molester who abused dozens of youngsters who were entrusted to his care, and while his superiors in the church were aware of O'Grady's crimes as early as 1973, they opted to simply move him from one congregation to another rather than turn him in to authorities or strip him of his ordination.
In , a number of O'Grady's victims and their families discuss his crimes and the repercussions they feel to this day.